Vanderbijlpark SAPS warns sternly against impersonating a police official

VANDERBIJLPARK - The Vanderbijlpark SAPS has warned the community against impersonating a police official, as it is a serious offence. Police spokesperson, Sergeant Gertrude Makhale, said in a statement the Vanderbijlpark Task Team last month followed a lead about two suspects who were allegedly impersonating police officials. Makhale said the suspects visited a victim’s family about a sensitive case on Friday, 13 November 2020. It is alleged that the suspects pretended to be police officials as one of the suspects introduced himself as the new Investigating Officer for the victim’s case and said he is accompanied by his Supervisor. Police arrested the 29-year-old and 35-year-old in Small Farms, Evaton. Makhale said while the motive for their pretention is still unknown, they will be appearing in court soon. She issued the warning that the SAPS does not take the impersonating of a police official lightly, as it is damaging to the image of the SAPS. The Station Commander Brigadier Hoaeane applauded the good work done by the members, and said the police pride themselves in protecting victims and making sure that victims don’t get victimized for the second time. Makhale said they are going to make sure that the investigating team serve justice to the family.

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