Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa said the
police ministry has developed a strategy to address the underreporting of
This follows a research done by the South
Africa Research Council which showed that a total of 1.7 million or 52 percent
of crimes committed in South Africa went unreported in
Ministerial Spokesperson Zweli Mnisi said the
ministry has now reviewed some of their training manuals and they have also now
begun to increase their duration of training.
Mnisi added that they are now internally focusing
on forensic analysis and arm control and highlights that these are things that
should be done by station managers, and that is where the issue of command and control
should be intensified across the organisation to ensure that confidence is
rebuilt when people are affected by crimes and can boldly go to a police station.
“We urge them to come forward and report
crimes and from our side we will see that when they do come to a police station
that they get satisfactory service,” Mnisi said.
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