Deterioration of Beacon Bay Police Station
Needs Urgent Investigation

07 May 2013    



The deterioration of Beacon Bay police station in the Eastern Cape is a cause of major concern to the IFP.


IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP, said, "People who report cases in this police station would be sceptical that the police will be able to do their work properly under such conditions. To the ordinary citizen, the state of the station is a statement that government does not care for their issues because it is not looking after the needs of their own employees."


Some of the problems encountered at this police station include rape kits that are kept in the kitchen and dockets that are kept in unlocked rooms, near open windows; and even arrested suspects are kept in unlocked cells.


"Police are getting enough budget to tackle such issues of infrastructure, yet for whatever reason, this is not done. The provincial Commissioner must take responsibility for the state of affairs at the station, especially if funds are being misappropriated. If the police do not have a proper working environment corruption will be rife, because no one will take responsibility for any missing dockets or escaped awaiting trial prisoners; this situation needs immediate rectification," said Ndlovu.


Issued by: IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP, 083 625 0803 


IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison Officer, Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675