Police Officers with Criminal Records Must Be Identified
and Dismissed with Immediate Effect

29 July 2013    


The IFP calls on the National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega to urgently identify and dismiss all those police officers who have criminal records.


IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu, MP, said, “There must be no delay in identifying and dismissing these police officers. How is the populace expected to trust police officers who have prior criminal convictions? This must not become a similar situation to the ‘Jackie Selebi' debacle, where the former police commissioner was treated with kid gloves, even though he was found guilty of corruption. If the National Police commissioner fails to act swiftly in this instance, the ministry will be held accountable.”


Ndlovu further stated that, “It is horrific to learn that the SAPS ranks are populated with murderers, fraudsters and other criminal offenders. It is high time that SAPS tighten their screening of candidate police officers. The SAPS cannot be a nesting area for criminals to further ply their trade. There is no place for criminals in the SAPS,” concluded Ndlovu.


The IFP calls on the Minister of Police and National Police Commissioner to urgently review the recruitment policy of the SAPS.


Issued by:

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


Or contact 

IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 24 5675