KZN SAPS says it will not allow any of its stations to be shutdown

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On top of the national shutdown jeopardising South Africans, it would appear that individuals are trying to add fuel to the fire, threatening to shut down police stations now in June. 

This comes on the back of a video currently circulating in KwaZulu-Natal, where an individual, allegedly Nhlanhla Dlamini of Operation Dudula, threatens to close all police stations on 16 June 2022.

In response, the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi condemned the video, further affirming that the video was taken a while back and does not pertain to any new action.

Despite this, Mkhwanazi stated, “Whilst we are aware that this is an old video, we appeal to members of the public to refrain from circulating this video as this will be playing into the hands of mischievous individuals who clearly want to spread panic amongst the community.”

Moreover, Mkwanazi made it clear that the SAPS would not allow any of its stations to be shutdown. “We want to reassure the public that we will not allow anyone to close any police station in this province and we will act decisively if any attempts are made to disrupt services offered to the community at our police stations.

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