Ekurhuleni protects criminals


SEVERAL Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police (EMPD) officers continue working despite criminal convictions.

The crimes include theft, perjury, extortion, corruption, culpable homicide and even murder, but despite being found guilty, none have even been suspended and continue working as police officers.

“A disturbing thought arises when one considers that tax-payers (and victims of crime) are paying the salaries of the officers who may be responsible for some of the crimes committed against them and that these officers are allowed to continue doing so when their duties are supposed to consist of serving and protecting the community against crime, not be the cause of it.

“It is incredibly perturbing that such a large number of EMPD officials hold criminal records. The residents of Ekurhuleni should have faith in their police officers. How can this be when the police are criminals themselves?” said Wollaston Labuschagne, DA ward councillor and member of the Community Safety Oversight Committee in Ekurhuleni.

RECORD has contacted the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality- and police department for comment, but they have not replied to our requests.

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