By Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL, DA KZN Spokesperson on Community Safety and Liaison:
LAST week, during a KZN Legislature Sitting, the DA called for Provincial SAPS Commissioner, General Mmammonye Ngobeni to be suspended with immediate effect pending the outcome of an independent investigation into her fitness for office.
This follows a long history of allegations of abuse of power by General Ngobeni and certain other senior police officials. It includes recent media reports of alleged backhanders from businessman Thoshan Panday in lieu of favourable tenders and exemptions from criminal investigation.
A fish rots from the head.
While dedicated police officers are being murdered by criminals, KZN’s police leadership and management are engaging in enriching themselves and protecting alleged criminality.
Our province’s many hardworking and dedicated police officers and our communities deserve a Provincial Commissioner and senior police management that is morally beyond reproach and who themselves are dedicated towards keeping KZN residents safe.