Civil rights organisation Action Society has joined calls from the Western Cape to decentr...

Action Society joins calls for SAPS devolution – The Citizen

Civil rights organisation Action Society has joined calls from the Western Cape to decentralise the South African Police Service. Such a move would effectively disband the national policing body, and police services would be controlled at a provincial level. The association’s Ian Cameron said that federal police, specifically in the DA-governed Western Cape, is the answer to restoring accountability and improving service delivery. “Action Society fully supports Western Cape Premier Alan Winde’s suggestion for the devolution of powers of the South African Police Service,” said Cameron. “Simply put, it is devolution from a failing national state so that voters who …

 

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