Two murders - two different standard of policing

The murder of two young girls in Cape Town, Sinoxolo Mafevuka in Khayelitsha and Franziska Blochliger in Tokai Forest had people questioning the standard of policing in thesse two different communities.

It is alleged that police gave a lot of attention to the murder that took place in the more prestigious area than the one that took place on the poorer side of town.

In Franziska’s case arrests were made within 36 hours whereas in Sinoxolo’s still no arrests have been made.

CapeTalk’s John Maytham spoke to Eldred de Klerk, Policing Researcher about the standard of policing in different communities.

Listen to full conversation on The John Maytham Show:

There are clear procedural rules that have to be followed

Eldred de Klerk, Policing Researcher

We understand that the police are overwhelmed however the courtesy of introducing yourself saying I’m the investigating officer, providing quality education and information to the family as to how cases of this matter proceed and what the police will be looking for …. that is mandatory.

Eldred de Klerk, Policing Researcher

SAPS is a public service entity undertaken a public service enterprise and as such have to be responsive to citizens they serve. There is no excuse that relates to workload, unfortunately.

Eldred de Klerk, Policing Researcher

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