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03 January 2013

Mine tragedy leaves stain on SAPS reputation

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

As the Farlam commission of inquiry continued to hear startling evidence about police conduct during the shooting of 34 miners at Marikana last year, there was no doubt that 2012 damaged the reputation of the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Last year threw up so many questions about the state of the SAPS that it will likely remain under the public microscope throughout this year.

The fact that police were unable to gauge the extent of the Marikana threat and its tragic consequences has placed the spotlight on the public order policing unit, especially as the number of service delivery protests continues to increase.

Source: Business Day

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)