Police Corruption Under Scrutiny

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The traumatic experience of a whistle-blower at the hands of the South African Police Service (Saps) provides the opening sequence of this podcast that places police corruption under the spotlight. Melusi Ncala, senior researcher at Corruption Watch, paints a picture of where South Africa stands in relation to graft in the police sector, and looks at ongoing efforts of social justice and civil society organisations, along with law enforcement groupings, to combat police corruption and criminal elements within the police sector.

Between 2012 and 2021, Corruption Watch received over 36 000 whistle-blower reports of corruption, defined as the abuse of entrusted power for personal or private gain. Of these cases, over 10% relate to the police services: three fifths speak to corruption in the Saps, and 38% are about corruption at the local level, for example metro police services.

Listen to Ncala and other leading civil society activists working hard to dismantle the corruption that plagues policing in a country badly in need of protection and security for its people.

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