10 April 2013
The IFP is extremely concerned over the
growing number of officers resigning from the National Traffic
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
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
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252