In­tel­li­gence agents sleep as thugs rule

Sowetan - - Opinion -

As long as our crime in­tel­li­gence keeps un­der­min­ing their sources and do not pay them ac­cord­ingly, crime in South Africa will al­ways be es­ca­lat­ing.

What hap­pened at FNB Sta­dium on Sun­day proves that the SAPS handed over their re­spon­si­bil­ity to other se­cu­rity bod­ies.

If they had com­mit­ted enough re­sources what hap­pened there would not have taken place.

In fact, there is no coun­try in Africa with pri­vate se­cu­rity force like SA but crime is still ram­pant.

For ex­am­ple, we have the SSA (State Se­cu­rity Agency), crime in­tel­li­gence, mil­i­tary in­tel­li­gence and other covert in­tel­li­gence or­gan­i­sa­tions.

With these kind of se­cu­rity per­son­nel we would ex­pect SA to score very high in com­bat­ing crime.

In fact, we are sup­posed to be the num­ber one coun­try on the con­ti­nent in terms of safety, given our re­sources.

We are also sup­posed to be win­ning the war on cor­rup­tion within our po­lit­i­cal and gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial.

In­stead, SA is num­ber one in Africa in terms of cor­rup­tion. It is in­deed a shame that we ex­cel in violent crimes and cor­rup­tion! Mpinda Skhosana, Soweto

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