6 February 2013

South Africa: 'Fake Police' Crime Syndicate Must Be Shut Down

press release

The IFP calls for an urgent investigation into the crime syndicate that makes use of look-alike police vehicles as well as police clothing, weapons and documentation in order to gain their victims' trust before robbing them.

IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu, MP said, "Police must investigate and leave no stone unturned in this matter. The IFP do not believe that this syndicate involves only one person. The Investigators must fully interrogate the two suspects currently under arrest and find out the identities of the kingpins behind this syndicate."

"The Department of Police should assign a specialised task team to urgently investigate this matter because our citizens will stop trusting police members. This could lead to chaos. If any member of the police force is found to be involved they should be prosecuted and face the full might of law," said Ndlovu.

The IFP calls for further protection for the members of the Ladysmith Tactical Response Team and those who will be investigating this syndicate as well as those who will be giving tip-offs in this matter.

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