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10 February 2012 at 09:38 - Posted by munkychunks

Petition to dissolve Umbilo SAPS


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Hi everyone

Below is a copy of the petition we are currently circulating to be handed over to a SAPS National &/or Police Minister’s representative at a demonstration outside Umbilo SAPS provisionally planned for Sat Feb 25.

Completed copies can be returned to email address below or I can arrange to collect hard copies from you. 
Please complete all sections of petition or it will be invalid.

For further information contact:
 

Vanessa Burger
Umbilo Action Group
0727369487
umbiloactiongroup@gmail.co.za


‘When you strike a woman, you strike a rock’

 

 

 

 

To the SA Minister of Police, Mr Nathi Mthethwa,                                          25 February 2012

 

 

We, the Umbilo Action Group & undersigned demand the urgent intervention of the SAPS NATIONAL DIVISION to dissolve the UMBILO SAPS & place the station under immediate interim management pending full investigation of all senior officers in relation to allegations including, but not limited to, the following;

 

1.     Sowing division within our community in what would appear to be a cynical attempt to keep the Umbilo Community Policing Forum weak & ineffectual;

2.     Providing less than acceptable standards of policing, facilities & service delivery in accordance with the South African Police Service Act & SAPS Standing Orders;

3.     Failing to institute due process as recommended by the Independent Complaints Directorate in accordance with complaints brought against officers’ treatment of sexual offence victims;

4.     Failing to address the overwhelming proliferation of the drug & sex industries within the Umbilo precinct;

5.     Creating a culture of unaccountability to the community the station is required to serve;

6.     Failing to provide transparent response mechanisms to complaints brought by the community & independent oversight organisations;

7.     Cultivating racial division within the greater community;

8.     Encouraging xenophobic prejudice through inflammatory public statements;

9.     Endorsing gender prejudice through senior officers’ failure to respect or uphold the rights of victims of sexual offences;

10.   Failing to investigate allegations of serious criminal &/or corrupt activities by senior officers;

11.   Promulgating a culture of fear throughout the community by threatening arbitrary arrest of those who level valid complaints against the station;

12.   Failing to comply with standards required for the establishment of Victim Support Centres in accordance with the Victims’ Charter, the Department of Justice’s Minimum Requirements & SAPS National Guidelines.

 

All attempts to address these concerns through official SAPS channels have failed.

 

 

 

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