Opinion: Are police reluctant to use technology?

Xolani Gwala says technology may need to play a role in investigating crimes in South Africa.

He believes police should not be reluctant to adopt new ways of resolving these.

Gwala makes an example of the new installment of CCTV footage at Rhodes Park after a murder in the area, as well as the Meerkat radar surveillance system in operation in the Kruger National Park.

I am getting a sense that police are reluctant to use and introduce technology.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast anchor

I have two stories where technology is assisting in serious breakthroughs.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast anchor

One story in Pretoria News is talking about the Meerkat system in the Kruger National Park, they do say while there is no silver bullet to getting rid of wildlife crime, technology has helped them a great deal in dealing with this crime.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast anchor

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