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
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. ..