Security company in #CliftonBeach incident to face conduct violation inquiry

The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority says it’s finalised its investigation into the alleged racially motivated incident in December.

Officials seen in Parliament on 4 February 2018, as an inquiry into the forceful removal of beachgoers from Clifton Fourth Beach got underway. Picture: Lindsay Dentlinger/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The security company that was responsible for the forceful removal of beachgoers from Clifton Fourth Beach will be facing a code of conduct violation inquiry next month.

The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority says that it has finalised its investigation into the alleged racially motivated incident in December.

Three security guards have been suspended, pending the inquiry.

Parliament’s Environmental Affairs committee is conducting an inquiry into what led to people being forcefully removed from the beach by security guards of the Professional Protection Alternatives.

PSiRA says it received four complaints following the incident.

These include assault, unauthorised restraint and allegations of abusive language.

PSiRA’s Manabela Chauke says several witnesses have been interviewed, as well as security company, PPA.

Three security guards are facing misconduct charges.

"We’ve also charged one of the directors of PPA as well as a legal entity in terms of their obligations in terms of the code of conduct."

PPA has alleged it was assisting city metro police when it told beachgoers that it was clearing the area before dark, for safety reasons.

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(Edited by Shimoney Regter)