Monday, October 26, 2020

South Africa: Policing Corruption Reports Are On the Rise

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The latest Corruption Watch annual report, released this week, highlights an increasing number of reports about police. There was a 3% increase in the number of policing corruption reports, with the top concern being the abuse of power.

Corruption within the South African Policing Service (SAPS) is on the rise, according to the latest Corruption Watch annual report.

The non-profit organisation relies on members of the public to report corruption, through its website, via SMS, social media, email or post. These reports either lead to further investigations or identify hotspots of corruption.

One such hotspot, identified in the 2018 annual report was an increase in reports regarding the policing sector. There was a 3% increase since 2017 in the number of corruption reports relating to SAPS, which comprised 9% of all 2018 reports. With just over half of the 298 policing reports coming from Gauteng.

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