Gauteng MEC vows to crack down on corrupt police

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane says her department has identified at least 41 police stations that have been involved in corruption.

FILE: Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane. Picture: EWN.

GAUTENG LEGISLATURE - Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane says her department has identified at least 41 police stations that have been involved in corruption.

Nkosi-Malobane is among the Social Cluster MECs who’ve given progress updates in the Gauteng legislature.

The MEC says despite efforts to eradicate corruption within the police service, more than 40 Gauteng stations are underperforming when compared with the 2015/2016 crime statistics.

“Underperforming station commanders, whose stations performed below 30%, have been relocated.”

She says station commanders will be held to account more stringently and monthly performance meetings will also be held.

Several community members involved in anti-crime protests have blamed police members for either working with, or accepting bribes from drug dealers.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)