Nhleko: Scrapping ranks won't automatically 'demilitarise' police

The South African Police Service (Saps) management says a research team has been set up to better understand what demilitarising the police will involve.

Saps and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko briefed Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police on the implementation of the Farlam Commission recommendations on Wednesday.

Members of Parliament wanted to know why the Farlam Inquiry recommendation to professionalise and demilitarise the police is taking so long to implement.

EWN's Gaye Davis reports that the research team will be made up of experts from within Saps ranks and as well as external experts.

They are going to be thrashing out what demilitarisation means.

Gaye Davis, Parliamentary correspondent for EWN

Nhleko told the committee that demilitarisation is not necessarily the removal of ranks.

Once the research is concluded, it will go before the minister and Cabinet, Davis explains.

Take a listen to the EWN update:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Nhleko: Scrapping ranks won't automatically 'demilitarise' police


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Someone must be held responsible for what happened at Marikana - Amcu

Someone must be held responsible for what happened at Marikana - Amcu

Amcu wants independent commission of inquiry, not happy with results of Farlam Commission, believes State should be implicated.

Lonmin face ultimatum to build workers' houses or lose mining rights

Lonmin face ultimatum to build workers' houses or lose mining rights

Presidency issued update on implementation of Farlam Commission of Inquiry's recommendations, ready to payout Marikana families.

Police Minister wants Parliament to probe Ipid head Robert McBride

Police Minister wants Parliament to probe Ipid head Robert McBride

Nathi Nhleko says Parliament never acted on ConCourt ruling allowing it to decide whether to proceed with inquiry into McBride.

Police union warned against Ntlemeza's appointment

Police union warned against Ntlemeza's appointment

The South African Policing Union has called on Police Minister Nathi Nhleko to reverse the appointment of Mthandazo Ntlemeza.

Parliament grills Minister Nhleko on Ntlemeza's Hawks appointment

Parliament grills Minister Nhleko on Ntlemeza's Hawks appointment

Police minister fails to follow the law by not informing Parliament when appointing Berning Ntlemeza as head of the Hawks.

Phiyega inquiry to scrutinise Farlam Commission evidence

Phiyega inquiry to scrutinise Farlam Commission evidence

Riah Phiyega was suspended by President Jacob Zuma last year after reports of misconduct during the Marikana shooting.

Popular articles
Discovery CEO (and founder) Adrian Gore bares his soul about money

Discovery CEO (and founder) Adrian Gore bares his soul about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Gore about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

"Duduzane Zuma is the Gupta family's greatest asset"

"Duduzane Zuma is the Gupta family's greatest asset"

Sunday Times journo Thanduxolo Jika who broke the front page story about the Gupta family emails vouches for their authenticity.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

'My daughter bought Spur shares when she was 10 years old' - Dr Adrian Saville

'My daughter bought Spur shares when she was 10 years old' - Dr Adrian Saville

What does Citadel’s famed disciple of contrarian, deep-value investing Dr Adrian Saville hope for (and fear) about money?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...