S. African MPs concerned over safety strategy of police – Xinhua

CAPE TOWN, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) — South African MPs on Saturday voiced “serious concern” over the safety strategy of the South African Police Service (SAPS) following an attack on a police station.

“It is concerning that criminals have become so brazen that police stations, institutions at the center of the fight against crime, are being targeted as playgrounds for the commitment of crimes,” Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police said.

This came after four armed men attacked the Kareedouw police station in the Eastern Cape province early Saturday. In the attack, the gunmen held an officer on duty at gunpoint, before making off with a number of firearms from the safe. A massive manhunt has been launched for the attackers and no arrest has been made.

It’s concerning that police firearms stolen…

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