26 November 2013
The IFP calls for the immediate arrest of
those associated with fugitive Radovan Krejcir, following media
reports that the head of the Germiston organised crime unit,
Colonel Francois Steyn, took a R408 000 loan from a company
associated with the Czech businessman.
IFP spokesperson on Police, MP Velaphi Ndlovu
said "Our country is becoming a criminal haven because of
foreigners who abuse the privilege of gaining access to the
country. Some even end up working with criminals in the security
section. The SAPS continues to suffer a great deal of damage to
its reputation through the actions of corrupt officials"
SAPS members took an oath to preserve and
protect the country, but instead they are abusing their
positions and privileges to break the law.
He added that "We want to know what will
happen to those who are corrupt. They must be identified, investigated, face
criminal charges and prosecuted for their behaviour. A
foundation of 'correct' policing and an ethos of discipline,
integrity and accountability must be inculcated into the force
if its image and credibility are ever to be restored"
The IFP calls on the National Police
Commissioner to work closely with the Justice Department and
Public Service Commission in ensuring that all corrupt police
officers are named, shamed and prosecuted.
IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP, 083 625 0803
For media enquiries contact:
IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr
Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675