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Phahlane's to-do list: Boost police morale and investigations

The man roped in to fill Riah Phiyega’s post for now has been warned he’s got his work cut out for him.

Acting National Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane has proposed a drastic shake-up of SAPS management structures to reduce costs, improve efficiency and effectiveness and maximise the fight against crime.

Lieutenant-General Phahlane chats to 702's John Robbie about plans to turn things around in the SAPS.

Listen to the conversation below:

We're placing more emphasis on proactive policing but it can never be achieved overnight. It’s important that we first talk to the language that police on the ground understand. We need to increase police visibility and place more emphasis on investigation of crime.

Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane, Acting National Police Commissioner

We are all trained as police people. No amount of emotion must tempt us to act outside of the perimeters of the law. If we are to use force, we will use the element of constraint.

Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane, Acting National Police Commissioner

We’re going back to basics as SAPS. We need to be more efficient and effective in crime prevention, investigation, looking into police killing and moral of the police.

Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane, Acting National Police Commissioner

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