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More than 20 cases of misconduct lodged with Ipid, military ombudsman so far

31 March 2020 2:08 PM
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Ipid spokesperson Sontaga Seisa says their services are available and communities should report any form of misconduct.

The conduct of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has come under scrutiny.

This follows videos being circulated on social media since the start of the 21-days lockdown.

Many citizens have called on government to call the police and the military to order.

Clement Manyathela speaks to Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) spokesperson Sontaga Seisa about complaints they have received so far.

RELATED: Saps investigating alleged abuse by its members on community during lockdown

We have 21 cases that we have received from the start of the lockdown up until yesterday morning.

Sontaga Seisa, Spokesperson - Ipid

The police official implicated in the Vosloorus matter is currently in police custody as we speak after that the internal process will take place because w do not suspend people we forward our recommendations to the management of the police.

Sontaga Seisa, Spokesperson - Ipid

Our services are still there although we are using skeleton staff.

Sontaga Seisa, Spokesperson - Ipid

RELATED: 'Police shot at Vosloorus man in his veranda, unprovoked'

On the other hand, the military ombudsman has also received complaints about the conduct of the SANDF in communities.

So far we have received one formal complaint by member of Parliament Kobous Maree and it was lodged by a way of WhatsApp message that was sent directly to my phone. In the message, he attached two video clips.

General Vusi Masondo, Military ombudsman

Have started the investigation on the videos we have received.

General Vusi Masondo, Military ombudsman

Listen to the full interview below...


31 March 2020 2:08 PM
Tags:
SANDF
SAPS
Police Brutality
Police brutality case
Army
coronavirus lockdown
21-day lockdown
21 day lockdown
21 day lockdown SA

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