Durban metro cops ‘cash in’ on 24/7 guard duty for councillors

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Durban metro cops ‘cash in’ on 24/7 guard duty for councillors

But the metro police insist they are ‘saving lives’ and that eThekwini’s in-house security is not up to the task

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Several eThekwini councillors and officials are receiving  round-the-clock protection from metro police officers – despite the municipality having an in-house protection service – because their lives are under threat.

This is according to the metro police’s deputy head of operations, Sibonelo Mchunu, who claims the 24/7 protection duties they have been tasked with is to “save lives”.

A post surfaced on social media this week claiming that scores of councillors, most of them ANC members, were receiving 24/7 protection by metro police. ..

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