Byon February 17, 2017
The South African Police Service in Gauteng has launched an anti-corruption hotline for citizens to report crime and police corruption or complacency.
The launch of the hotline was in response to ongoing complaints by residents of Rosettenville, in Johannesburg, that complacent and corrupt police officers were enabling criminal activity in the area.
Rosettenville was the site of violent protest last week as residents burnt down 10 buildings including houses and shops belonging to Nigerian nationals which they believed were drug and prostitution dens.
“Lieutenant General Deliwe de Lange and management of police and law enforcement agencies in the Province, have also put in place plans to tackle crime not only in Rosettenville but throughout the Province,” says Brigadier Mathapelo Peters, the provincial spokesperson.
“Rosettenville is plagued with drug-related crime, prostitution, in some case child-prostitution, and hijacked buildings. These problems, however, are not peculiar to Rosettenville only, and hence these intelligence-driven interventions will be implemented across the Province.”
The SAPS says over 400 suspects were arrested for drug-related crimes, and a number of brothels have been raided and closed down since February 2016.
The anti-corruption hotline number is 082 820 6467 to report police corruption and complacency in Gauteng.