Western Cape ANC says national police minister must intervene
By Lelethu Mquqo
26 November 2010
The African National Congress is calling on Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa to intervene in the City of Cape Town Metro Police.
The ANC says Metro Police in Cape Town jumps from one scandal to the other, counting from nepotism, corruption, undue brutality against the public, regular complaints about its members and even poor control over arms and ammunition.
ANC spokesperson on safety and security in the City of Cape Town Werner Schwella says this call comes in the wake of the resignation by Cape Town Metro Police chief Rob Young in the middle of a disciplinary hearing for appointing his stepson Tertius Gilbert as a constable without disclosing their relationship.
“Minister Mthethwa urgently intervene in the City of Cape Town Metro Police to conduct a full investigation into numerous allegations” said Schwella.