South Africa 23.7.2015 12:24 pm

Police ‘closing the net’ in the Senzo Meyiwa case

Senzo Meyiwa. Picture: Backpagepix

Senzo Meyiwa. Picture: Backpagepix

Gauteng police have been receiving overwhelming evidence in regard to the Senzo Meyiwa case,” Gauteng deputy police commissioner Vincent Leshabane said.

“We are busy with the investigations and appeal to anyone to come forward or contact me straight. “We are closing the net…we have evidence but I can’t elaborate on that,” he said. Provincial commissioner General Lesetja Mothiba said criminal investigations are not easy.

“We encountered challenges in this case before, but we are working around the clock, travelling between Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. “We will communicate when there is further information around the case,” he added.

The SAPS provincial heads held a briefing on the police’ successes and challenges during the first quarter of 2015. Gauteng provincial police commissioner Lieutenant-General Lesetja Mothiba says crime fighting operations will not go without challenges.

Speaking during the first quarter briefing on police achievements and challenges in Johannesburg on Thursday, Mothiba said it is concerning to have members of the public leaving police stations not being satisfied about services rendered by some police officers.

“We are working hard to ensure that we eliminate the bad apples and it is not all of them but few individuals who are corrupt. “Corruption undermines the stability of any country,” Mothiba said.

The number of police officers arrested for misconduct is 93 and seven of them are still in custody. Eight of them have been suspended with salaries while 45 without salaries.

 

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