The IFP in the KZN Legislature calls upon the KZN police management to leave no stone unturned, following allegations of theft at Mountain Rise Police Station in Pietermaritzburg.
According to the media, a sum of money that was handed in as an exhibit last year on 17 July has allegedly gone missing. Apparently, the missing cash was then signed out by an officer in August 2021.
These allegations provide much cause for concern, and if they prove to be true, are all the more shocking considering how long the money has been missing.
We demand that a thorough investigation must be conducted into this matter.
We demand answers from the police on the following:
- Has money indeed been stolen?
- If yes, who was on duty on the day the money was stolen?
- Who discovered that the money was stolen?
- Has a case of theft been opened?
- What case was the stolen money connected to as an exhibit?
This issue deserves urgent attention from relevant authorities and if the money is indeed missing, it indicates a lack of monitoring at the Mountain Rise Police Station. Further, it must then be ascertained whether there are other staff members working with the thief.
We have, on numerous occasions, raised concerns about people who masquerade as police officers, while at the same time are committing criminal acts. Corrupt police officers must be weeded out from the SAPS, as they tarnish the image of the police.
Mr Blessed Gwala, MPL
IFP KZN Provincial Spokesperson for Community Safety and Liaison,
078 290 5842