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‘It gives me sleepless nights’: Police commissioner worried about crooked officers in his ranks

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‘It gives me sleepless nights’: Police commissioner worried about crooked officers in his ranks

Nationwide police commissioner Gen Khehla Sitole has admitted corruption in the country’s police force gives him sleepless nights because it “tarnishes the image of the organisation”.

Dodgy officers ‘tarnish the image’ of the police force, nationwide commissioner Gen Khehla Sitole acknowledged in an interview on eNCA’s ‘Crime Inspect’.

Image: Freddy Mavunda

Speaking during an interview with Yusuf Abramjee on eNCA’s Crime Inspect on Tuesday evening, Sitole acknowledged dreadful officers had been among his finest complications.

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“That you just would possibly as well’t find crime with a grimy organisation,” he acknowledged.

Sitole acknowledged a response turned into in feature and a shapely-up operation had been launched.

“Whereas it gives me sleepless nights, it’s correct looking at new innovative choices to eradicate corruption.

“As long as corruption continues, there shall be extra heads to roll. But I’m convinced that even the most dirty home, in the occasion you set cleaning it up, it ends up being shapely someday. We’re no longer cleaning the police carrier for ourselves. We’re cleaning it for a brand new skills that can come and lead. We’re also doing it for their neighborhood in whisper that they regain self belief,” he acknowledged.

Sitole turned into also asked whether or no longer he felt he turned into winning the battle against crime, in particular in gentle of currently launched crime statistics which showed an increase in many areas.

“Yes, from a stabilisation point of ogle,” the commissioner acknowledged.

“The nationwide crime combatting method we adopted has provision for stabilisation and normalisation. In all of the areas, or hotspots, identified for stabilisation, I think we managed to stabilise crime.

“We now desire to mosey additional and prolong normalisation,” he acknowledged.

Sitole acknowledged due to the reporting crime statistics had modified from an annual to a quarterly foundation, this meant there turned into a “momentary duration” for measuring the stats.

“That duration is sometimes somewhat too quick to measure the affect of interventions. However the previous crime stats earlier than the open of this quarter, they had been down. Now they’re up. You would possibly maybe perchance hang a fluctuation in between the yr.

“In terms of interventions, now we hang introduced sufficient new an innovative interventions  which I think are helping us over a medium to an extended term to stabilise and normalise crime [levels].”

TImesLIVE (TMG Digital)

Matthew Savides

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‘It gives me sleepless nights’: Police commissioner worried about crooked officers in his ranks

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