MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


National Traffic Unit Must Be Investigated

10 April 2013    

  

The IFP is extremely concerned over the growing number of officers resigning from the National Traffic Unit.

 

IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP said, "This unit should be the premier unit for traffic policing yet it is not performing in its duties. Millions have been spent in establishing this unit but still it is plagued with numerous complaints from officers saying that they are unable to perform their day-to-day duties due to lack of logistical support."

 

Ndlovu continued, "The Road Traffic Management Cooperation (RTMC) must purchase and not hire vehicles for officers. They have been given allocated budget and must utilize it. High staff turnover must be arrested and a healthy corporate culture fostered in order to retain skilled officers."

 

The Department must act quickly in rooting out the causes of dissatisfaction of personnel in the unit and come up with a solution for the way forward.

 

 

Contact: IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr. Velaphi Ndlovu MP,  083 625 0803 

or 

IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe,  072 497 1252