Durban – Durban police officers say they are living like sewage rats while they are expected to be dignified officers and lead by example.
Residential flats meant for police members are in a shocking state and government departments shift the blame and responsibility on to each other.
An officer who called the Independent on Saturday said many of the flats did not have working water and electricity, and that criminals had moved in to some of the flats.
“This is our disgusting daily lives,” said a SAPS Warrant Officer, who asked not to be named, a resident of Excelsior Court building on Ridge Road.
“We are expected to be dignified officers and lead by example, but we live like sewage rats. There is no water or electricity in some of these flats. We use the water from the fire extinguisher pipes to cook and to do all the household activities,” he said.
The officer said not having water and electricity was nothing compared with the fact that they al