'Citizens have a right to ask for identification from police during a roadblock'

Have you ever been stopped at a roadblock and asked yourself if it's the real police?

Head of Visible Policing for the Saps Major General Michael Mohlala explains the procedure for roadblocks on the Azania Mosaka show.

Major General Mohlala says while they have an undercover operation, every police officer must be able to produce an appointment certificate.

Every operational commander during the duty on parade must check whether every member has a name tag and that every member is fully equipped with safety equipment like bulletproof vests and the appointment certificate.

Major General Michael Mohlala, Head of Visible Policing for the SAPS

In terms of unmarked vehicles, we must remember that we have detectives and crime intelligence but the rule is that there must be a blue light.

Major General Michael Mohlala, Head of Visible Policing for the SAPS

Every police officer must be able to positively identify themselves. When you stop a vehicle especially during a roadblock, police officers must wear reflector jackets for their own personal safety and the safety of the travellers.

Major General Michael Mohlala, Head of Visible Policing for the SAPS

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