JOHANNESBURG, June 7 – The South African Police Services (SAPS) on Wednesday dismissed reports that police in Hillbrow were robbed of their pistols and that items were stolen while officers were sleeping.
Gauteng police spokesperson, Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, said in a statement that a report which had been published online was fake news.
“No pistols and stolen goods have been stolen at the police station while police officers were sleeping,” Dlamini said.
“Police stations, especially at the client service centres, are always manned by members to attend to complaints.”
Dlamini said that sleeping on duty by members of the SAPS was considered unacceptable conduct and was punishable in terms of the South African Police Regulations.
“Strict supervision and control are measures that are taken to ensure that members always provide services with integrity and in a professional manner.”
– African News Agency (ANA)