In a letter written to the station and cluster commanders in SAPS Gauteng, the Provincial Police commissioner has suspended the oversight functions of all Community Policing Forums.
In the latest developments, Barry Bateman reported on the Midday Report that these and other issues will be clarified in a press conference tomorrow.
Listen to Barry's report below:
The MEC for Community Safety Sizakele Nkosi Malobane spoke to John Robbie on the suspension of the oversight role of Community Policing Forums - she said that the commissioner doesn’t have the power to suspend Community Policing Forum operations in communities.
Listen to the interview below:
John speaks to Executive Chairperson of the Benoni Community Policing Forum, Reza Patel.
CPFs need to be structured and given their tasks correctly.— Reza Patel, Executive Chairperson of the Benoni Community Policing Forum