Police watchdog flooded with 'abusive' calls since lockdown
Police watchdog Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) says since the start of the 21-days lockdown, it has been flooded with abusive and unacceptable calls.
Ipid spokesperson Sontaga Seisa says for the duration of the lockdown, they have assigned a few investigators to all provinces to look into issues that may arise.
Speaking to Joanne Joseph, Seisa says this morning they found that people have been calling for "petty" things.
For example, people would be calling and say 'we don't see gloves on the hands of the police' or they don't see soldiers in the area.Sontaga Seisa, Spokesperson - Ipid
When our investigators explain the mandate of Ipid to these callers, they start to be abusive and use words I cannot repeat, and that is a big worry to us.Sontaga Seisa, Spokesperson - Ipid
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