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2015 Budget Vote 23: Police address by Mr LB Gaehler, MP

Honourable Chairperson, Ministers and Members The United Democratic Movement supports budget vote number 23 on POLICE. The incident at the Alexandra police station yesterday is a cause for great concern. Not less than four lives have been lost in a short space of time. More disturbing is that the shooting of a wife, two relatives and a police officer took place at a police station where it is expected that citizen’s safety is guaranteed. Many [...]

2016-10-28T21:15:03+02:00June 4th, 2015|2015 Archive, Safety and Security, Speeches|Comments Off on 2015 Budget Vote 23: Police address by Mr LB Gaehler, MP

SA’s trigger happy police

Media statement by Mr Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General Understandably so police brutality is an emotive issue in a country with our history. However, we never in our wildest dreams thought that, post-1994, we would again see brutal police violence. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is concerned about the number of incidents of late of egregious police brutality and indiscriminate use of force. The ill-considered “shoot first-ask questions later” rhetoric by senior politicians and police officers [...]

2014-09-29T14:09:31+02:00August 27th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Safety and Security|Comments Off on SA’s trigger happy police