Sus­pects we­re not wrong­ful­ly ar­res­ted De­ar E­di­tor The Knys­na SAPS no­ted your ar­ti­cle on pa­ge 6 of your pu­bli­ca­ti­on da­ted 5 Ju­ly 2018 un­der the he­a­ding “CPF mem­bers wrong­ful­ly ar­res­ted for kid­nap, as­sault”. Your he­a­ding in­di­ca­tes to a wrong­ful ar­rest and

Knysna-Plett Herald - - Briewe | Letters -

Ser­ge­ant Chris S­pies Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on Of­fi­ci­al Knys­na SAPS:

a­gain ur­ge the community to coope­ra­te and work with the po­li­ce within the pa­ra­me­ters of the law.

We al­so no­ted the com­ments ma­de by Mr Al­ton Dyo­na­se, the chai­r­per­son of the Sec­tor 4 community po­li­ce sub­fo­rum. The is­su­es he ad­dres­sed and ma­de re­fe­ren­ce to will be de­alt with within our in­ter­nal struc­tu­res. De­ar Ser­ge­ant S­pies

Thank you for your re­spon­se to the ar­ti­cle of 5 Ju­ly in KPH en­tit­led “CPF mem­bers ‘wrong­ful­ly’ ar­res­ted…”

In terms of the tit­le, the word “wrong­ful­ly” was pla­ced in in­ver­ted com­mas, which in­di­ca­tes it is not a sta­te­ment of the pu­bli­ca­ti­on but rat­her at­tri­bu­ted to one of the in­ter­vie­wees (in this ca­se one Al­ton Dyo­na­se).

We du­ly note that on­ly one of the sus­pects is a mem­ber of the Sec­tor 4 community po­li­ce sub­fo­rum. We re­pe­a­ted the in­for­ma­ti­on from the chai­r­per­son of this forum – who sti­pu­la­ted that both sus­pects we­re mem­bers – in good faith. Thank you for hel­ping us to recti­fy this fact and pla­cing the ro­le of vo­lun­teer community pa­trol­lers in per­specti­ve – Ed.

P­ho­to: N­wa­bi­sa Pon­do­yi

Sec­tor 4 community forum mem­bers out­si­de the Knys­na Ma­gi­stra­te’s Court on Tu­es­day 3 Ju­ly in sup­port of their mem­bers who they say ha­ve been fal­sely accu­sed.

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