FMF FEATURE ARTICLE
SA needs a police service geared to serve the people - Martin van Staden
Seeing members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) suspiciously eyeing grant beneficiaries queuing outside welfare offices, or leisure-seekers sitting quietly on the beach in December -- as if they are criminals -- must make any constitutionalist cringe. Or indeed anyone remotely aware of South Africa's violent crime problem. Rather than doing whatever incompetent politcians tell them to do, and with the disastrous COVID-19 lockdown foremost in mind, what South Africa needs is a police service dedicated to fighting real crime.