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Phahlane set on 'back-to-basics' campaign, despite opposition from Popcru

Acting National Police Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane has given an update on police’s back to basics campaign – which has been met with mixed response.

While it’s been welcomed by crime analysts, the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) says it’s nothing more than a ploy by Phahlane to be appointed permanently.

EWN reporter Rahima Essop on Thursday said that a national intervention team was established to implement the campaign at various 'under-performing' stations.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

The approach is very simple: ensure every police officer does the basics properly and consistently.

Rahima Essop, EWN reporter

Phahlane says that the 'back-to-basics' campaign is showing positive results.

Rahima Essop, EWN reporter

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