Acting National Commissioner of South African Police Service (Saps), Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane urged protesters to act within the ambit of the law and gave feedback on last week's crime stats.
In a follow-up interview with 702's John Robbie about the progress of the Back to Basics programme, he added that a team of specialised people are tasked with investigating serious commercial crimes. He said there are some successes in the organisation.
Phahlane said the campaign has proven to be a success after recent crime statistics indicated a downward trend in crime.
In his response to the #OccupyLuthuliHouse protest, he said that security measures were already in place to ensure that the march takes place without incident.
Listen to the interview below:
Such rights must be exercised within the confines of the law. We call on all of them to behave and allow that everything goes smoothly.— Khomotso Phahlane, Acting National Commissioner of SAPS
The Hawks is a well established institution focused on a specific mandate on serious corruption-related cases and commercial crime... It is important that those cases that are at a certain threshold are being dealt with.— Khomotso Phahlane, Acting National Commissioner of SAPS