Deputy Minister of Police, Bongani Mkongi says that guns that disappeared last week from the Bellville South and Mitchells Plain stations, were stolen by members of the SAPS and sold to gangsters.
He says gang violence on the Cape Flats has spiralled out of control, with children being caught in a crossfire, and it is corrupt police officers that are aiding the problem.
There is no single thug who would roam around police stations to steal guns. This simply means that there is someone from the inside who is assisting them.— Bongani Mkongi, Deputy Minister of Police
My main worry is that our children are killed by our own guns that are stolen from our very own precinct.— Bongani Mkongi, Deputy Minister of Police
Mkongi confirmed that no one has been removed from their positions because of the recent incidents but investigations are underway.
He says as soon as the investigations are concluded action will be taken.
We cant just dismiss people ... but they must account where they are at the moment.— Bongani Mkongi, Deputy Minister of Police
If a police officer wants to be a general of the police, he must be disciplined, he must be committed and dedicated to making sure he becomes a general in blue. But if a police officer wants to be a general in orange, we will assist that particular officer to go to Pollsmoor and become a general of the criminals.
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