'The criminals are celebrating over internal war at Saps' - amaBhungane
A row between members of the South African Police Service (Saps) in the Western Cape has revealed 'deep fractures' in the police force.
The issues are the subject of an investigation by the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism.
Allegations and counter-allegations have been swirling back and forth between cops in the Western Cape alongside suggestions some are colluding with crime bosses and 'underworld figures'.
In the first in a series of articles looking at the internal war within Saps, journalists Sam Sole and Caryn Dolley draw parallels between gang fighting and an internal war being waged within Saps.https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-03-03-saps-wars-part-one-the-blurry-blue-line-between-the-cops-and-the-cape-underworld/
Sole spoke to John Maytham about the factions within the Saps in Cape Town.
It is important to remember that the investigation into state capture started with the capture of the security services. The police, the security services and indeed, the NPA.Sam Sole, Senior investigative journalist - amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism
The consequences of those battles are still working their way through and are still apparent, even in the fight between Minister Cele and Robert McBride and in some of what's going on in Cape Town between businessmen who are aligned to, perhaps, some criminal interests or not, and are aligned to police factions. We've tried to unpack some of that.Sam Sole, Senior investigative journalist - amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism
Part of the problem with our intelligence service broadly is they've become politicised. Their whole purpose has been to support one faction or another and I think the criminals are celebrating that fact.Sam Sole, Senior investigative journalist - amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism
Listen to the full interview below:
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