A total of 78 police officers have been fired for the past five years because they committed murder and 29 were fired after being convicted of rape, police minister Bheki Cele announced in response to a question in parliament.
At that time, 1 172 lost their jobs because they committed serious crime. These include 18 cases of abduction, 15 of robbery, 45 of armed robbery, ten of extortion, 60 of assault, ten of bribery, five of burglary, 13 of motor hijacking, 24 of trafficking in marijuana and 14 cases of sexual harassment.
A total of 230 officers were fired for corruption, 191 due to theft, 93 for fraud, 97 for legal eradication and 23 because they did not perform a legal assignment.
Fourteen were fired because they helped escape, 71 because they were absent without permission, 14 on domestic violence, 11 for unauthorized use of state property and 23 for possession of stolen property.
Three officers were fired because of racism.
According to Cele, no settlement packages were paid to the dismissed officers.
He announced in another reply that the police had lost 563 case dockets since 2013. This includes cases of murder, rape, child molestation, armed robbery and engine hijacking. Most of them were 229 in the Western Cape and 118 in KwaZulu-Natal. According to Cele, Limpopo was the only province where no case files were missing.
This year 84 cases disappeared from 1 January to 30 April.
The police involved 1 182 labour disputes, of which 511 were dismissed, 298 on promotion and 43 on their employment equity policy.
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