SAPS to use all force to fight cor­rup­tion

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Po­lice Min­is­ter Bheki Cele launched the South African Po­lice Ser­vice (SAPS) Anti-Cor­rup­tion Strat­egy at the SAPS Academy in Tsh­wane in July.

The launch was in line with reaf­firm­ing the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s com­mit­ment to com­bat­ting fraud and cor­rup­tion within its ranks.

Cele said those who are charged with the re­spon­si­bil­ity of deal­ing with cor­rup­tion must rise and do their work.

“I am tired of po­lice of­fi­cers who do not serve the peo­ple. Every en­ergy we have must be used to fight cor­rup­tion,” he said.

Cele ap­pealed to mem­bers of the pub­lic to use the anti-cor­rup­tion hot­line to re­port any form of cor­rup­tion. He also sup­ported the idea of hav­ing a data­base of peo­ple con­victed of cor­rup­tion.

The Anti-Cor­rup­tion Strat­egy sets out strate­gic ob­jec­tives to be pur­sued by SAPS man­age­ment to pre­vent and com­bat cor­rup­tion within SAPS. The strat­egy is based on five broad pil­lars: lead­er­ship, preven­tion of cor­rup­tion, de­tec­tion of cor­rup­tion, in­ves­ti­gat­ing cor­rup­tion and res­o­lu­tion of cor­rup­tion.

In line with govern­ment pre­scripts such as Chap­ter 2 of the Pub­lic Ser­vice Reg­u­la­tions 2016, the SAPS has de­vel­oped and im­ple­mented the SAPS Em­ploy­ment Reg­u­la­tions Act of 2017.

The reg­u­la­tions, among other things, pro­hibit SAPS mem­bers from con­duct­ing busi­ness with any or­gan of the state. SAPS has also im­ple­mented a na­tional in­struc­tion which pro­hibits SAPS mem­bers from con­duct­ing re­mu­ner­a­tive work out­side the SAPS the fol­low­ing fields: the taxi in­dus­try, the liquor in­dus­try and in the se­cu­rity in­dus­try, among a host of other work.

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