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SPU lecturer accuses police of ’terrible service’

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A Sol Plaatje University senior lecturer has lodged a complaint with the provincial police commissioner regarding the “general terrible service” of the SAPS after his flat in New Park was broken into.

Sol Plaatje University. File picture.

SOL PLAATJE University senior lecturer Dr Lebogang Lance Nawa has lodged a complaint with the provincial police commissioner regarding the “general terrible service” of the SAPS after his flat in New Park was broken into on May 13 and valuable belongings were stolen.

He stated that the case was only registered on May 15 as he was informed that the fingerprint unit did not work over weekends or at night due to a lack of visibility.

“The incident took place on May 13, where my iPad, camera and lenses, meat, toiletries and food were stolen … I immediately went to the Kimberley police station to report the incident.”

Nawa was advised to revisit the police station on May 14.

“Fingerprints were only taken on May 15 and to date, no investigating officer has contacted me.

“I contacted the acting police commissioner on May 17 but was informed that he was on study leave. To date, there is no response.

“I need not elaborate on the unspeakable type of service rendered by the Kimberley police to a citizen in distress from crime. I feel further victimised by the police who are supposed to comfort me.”

The police acknowledged receipt of the complaint and indicated that it would be investigated.

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