Imraan Mukaddam, deputy chairperson of the Elsies River Community Police Forum (CPF) says the Courtney Pieters case is a perfect example of how the police have failed communities.
Mukaddam announced his resignation on Tuesday in the wake of the fallout over the murder of three-year-old Courtney Pieters.
He says the constitution of the CPF and the relationship they have with the police should be looked at, saying that CPF is not suppose to be co-opted as part of the police.
One of the reasons I resigned is that I am bound by this allegiance with the partnership that I have with the police that I cannot rectify the police without breaking the trust relationship.— Imraan Mukaddam, Former deputy chairperson of the Elsies River Community Police Forum
It is such a moral dilemma that I cannot be able to point a finger...— Imraan Mukaddam, Former deputy chairperson of the Elsies River Community Police Forum
Mukaddam says all the blunders made in this case made him very frustrated. He says CPF is not being taken seriously by the police, they are not listenened to.
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