Judge blocks licence bid of security firm caught in murder storm

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Judge blocks licence bid of security firm caught in murder storm

But Reaction Unit SA has found a way to operate despite a ruling in assault cases against its guards

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A KwaZulu-Natal security company caught in a storm over violent and sometimes deadly incidents allegedly at the hands of its security guards, has failed in a first court bid to restore its licence.

However, Reaction Unit South Africa’s (Rusa) director has said it will continue to operate and will appeal the court decision.

On June 10, the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) suspended Rusa’s licence, launching an investigation into the series of violent incidents. TimesLIVE has reported that these included multiple cases of assault, assault with intention to commit grievous bodily harm, attempted murder and a case of murder...

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