Probe into discarded police material in Cape Town

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Investigations are underway into whether the police’s disposal of waste material policies were flouted by Steenberg SAPS.

It follows the alleged discovery of unused gloves from state-issued investigation kits, hazardous waste material disposal bags, torn paper as well as old documents near the police station.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa says a preliminary probe has found that none of the discarded waste is from police dockets.

The Western Cape police commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembisile Patekile has promised that decisive action will be taken against anyone found guilty of flouting their protocols on disposing of waste material. He further pledged that the outcomes of their probe will be made public. Last month a report revealed that just over 60 percent of archived dockets were lost, leading to unresolved cases in the province.

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