With 4500 civil claims against the police in Gauteng, 139 lost service weapons and only 38% of police officials who passed their shooting competency tests, the people of Gauteng cannot trust or take the Department for Community Safety seriously.
South Africa and Gauteng are on fire. The reasons for this are infinite and call for a debate on its own. The budget allocated to the Gauteng Department for Community Safety means nothing if the officials are incompetent and if the structures are riddled with corruption.
Illegal land grabs and farm attacks are on the rise in Gauteng and the ANC government cannot offer any solutions. In Lenasia and Hekpoort, innocent people have landed in the crossfire because the ANC made opportunist yet empty promises.
A 23-year-old Cape Town woman, living right across the Table View police station, phoned the police’s 10111 emergency number at 06:17 on Wednesday morning, and pleaded for help as she suspected a burglar was in her house. Until her bitter shock, the operator dropped the phone call after 25 seconds, without giving any assistance.
According to a report from Netwerk24, the petrified woman once again dialled the 10111 number and told the operator on the other side that she had heard someone in her home and that she suspected it was a burglar and begged for help. The police officer who answered the phone first wanted her contact details, requested confirmation that someone was in the woman’s house, and then asked her to spell her address before sending the police. Continue reading…