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EDITORIAL | Police must put 2014 equal resources plan into ...

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EDITORIAL | Police must put 2014 equal resources plan into action. Now

SA is never going to sort out GBV as long as there aren’t enough cops in poorer areas

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A doctor was held up at gunpoint while returning to the medics’ residential quarters after a shift at a public hospital in Mpumalanga on Tuesday night. Her attacker attempted to rape her.

A day later, in Bronkhorstspruit outside Pretoria, firefighters heard gunshots moments after their colleague, Sonile Annah Mnguni, left the station. When they rushed out, they found her body riddled with bullets.

Barely a week earlier, Thembisa Hospital nurse Lebohang Monene was shot dead in the facility’s parking lot, after she received a call to come outside. Her ex-boyfriend, a police officer, was admitted to hospital in a critical condition after turning the gun on himself...

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