06 February 2013
The IFP calls for an urgent investigation into
the crime syndicate that makes use of look-alike police vehicles
as well as police clothing, weapons and documentation in order
to gain their victims' trust before robbing them.
IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu,
MP said, "Police must investigate and leave no stone unturned in
this matter. The IFP do not believe that this syndicate involves
only one person. The Investigators must fully interrogate the
two suspects currently under arrest and find out the identities
of the kingpins behind this syndicate."
"The Department of Police should assign a
specialised task team to urgently investigate this matter
because our citizens will stop trusting police members. This
could lead to chaos.
If any member of the police force is found to be involved they
should be prosecuted and face the full might of law," said
The IFP calls for further protection for the
members of the Ladysmith Tactical Response Team and those who
will be investigating this syndicate as well as those who will
be giving tip-offs in this matter.
Contact: IFP Spokesperson on Police, Hon Mr
Velaphi Ndlovu, MP, 083 625 0803
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase
073 024 5675