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City denies that metro cops in cahoots with tow company for radios

The City of Cape Town has rejected claims that metro police officers are renting handheld service radios to tow-truck drivers.

It is alleged that tow-truck companies use the radios in a bid to be the first to arrive at accident scenes.

The City's JP Smith on Tuesday said newspaper reports had distorted information, following a bust in Blackheath last week.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

I said to the journalists that there were two incidents that I'm aware of were radios were hired.

JP Smith, MayCo Member for Safety and Security

If it happens in metro police, you can bet your bottom dollar it's happening 10 times more at Saps.

JP Smith, MayCo Member for Safety and Security

We have had radios that have disappeared in the past. The last two incidents happened so long ago, before I was the MayCo member.

JP Smith, MayCo Member for Safety and Security

Every service has corruption and issues that we must deal with. In Cape Town we take action against staff members and suspend or dismiss them.

JP Smith, MayCo Member for Safety and Security

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