SJC: Upgrade of Muizenberg police station illogical

The Social Justice Coalition says it makes no sense considering some poor communities urgently require more police resources, including stations.

Picture: SAPS

CAPE TOWN - Pressure group the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) has described as "illogical" a decision by the South African Police Service (SAPS) to upgrade a police station in Muizenberg to the tune of R100 million.

Activists plan to picket outside the police's provincial headquarters in Green Point on Tuesday to voice their opposition to the proposed move.

The SJC says it makes no sense considering some poor communities urgently require more police resources, including stations.

The organisation’s Chumile Sali says: “Our argument is that more officers are deployed to areas where there is no need and this confirms our suspicion that SAPS continues to serve only white communities.”

Sali also questions non-action on a promised police station in Makhaza.

“The plan was that they would plan by 2017 and the construction would start by early 2019.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)