CPF issues addressed

LEPHALALE — The South African Police Service Limpopo Community Policing Forum (CPF) visited Lephalale on Tuesday 21 November 2017 in regards to a complaint raised at the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA).
The meeting was arranged after the complaints were lodged at PRISA regarding Lephalale CPF allegedly running a CPF Call Centre marked with their logo that includes the emblem of the SAPS. Another complaint was that the Call Centre is manned by untrained staff.
The meeting was attended by Provincial CPF Chairperson – Mr MF Kgasago, Provincial CPF Coordinator – Lt Col Maake and Mr Du Preez (Mokone), Chief Executive from Community Safety – Mr Stander and his team, Lephalale Cluster Commander – Brig John Masia, Lephalale SAPS Station Commander – Lt Col Ramakgoakgoa, Chairperson Lephalale CPF – Mr Thys Eloff, CPF members and Police Officials.
According to Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena, Lephalale SAPS Spokesperson, another complaint was that CPF members were noticed holding roadblocks with private rifles without Police presence and some of the CPF members wore reflector jackets with the emblem of the SAPS as well as identity cards with the same emblem.
The outcome of the meeting was, according to WO Mokoena, that Mr MF Kgasago instructed Mr Eloff to remove the CPF emblem, which includes the SAPS emblem, before Wednesday 22 November at 12:00.
On Tuesday 28 November, Lt Col Ramakgoakgoa confirmed that certain renovations were made at the CPF Call Centre and the emblems were removed from the building.
Mr Eloff could not be reached for comment at the time of going to print.

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