Corruption and abuse of office in the South African Police Service is an issue the State needs to find a way to deal with.
It has been revealed how Northern Cape police commissioner Risimati Shivuri used a state helicopter to fly 4km for breakfast at a Wimpy in Colesberg over the weekend.
The same weekend, the province’s only helicopter had to be flown 30km from Colesberg to Gariep Dam and back to collect a jacket Shivuri forgot at the dam.
The DA has requested that the Independent Police Investigative Directorate investigate the alleged abuse of the helicopter.
Shivuri’s flight to retrieve his jacket cost the taxpayer about R6,000. The 4km flight to his breakfast destination cost another R1,500.
Northern Cape police had only one helicopter and one plane, meant for chasing car thieves, tracking criminals and even hunting rhino poachers. “Now the commissioner is using the chopper for his own personal benefit.