Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Zuma Backs Expansion of Police Power

President Jacob Zuma has come out in support of amendments that would expand police powers ahead of the 2010 World Cup. The changes would allow police to crack down much harder on violent criminals.

Alongside the proposed amendment to Section 49, government is also in the process of strengthening the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD).

Zuma said the strengthening of this directorate is an important measure to ensure that changes to Section 49 are not abused, adding that legislation to this effect will be introduced in due course.

Zuma Supports Amendment to Strengthen Hand of Police
September 29, 2009