New police reform efforts cannot be allowed to fail

26 January 2016 - 02:12 By The Times Editorial

The painstaking but vital process of reforming the SA Police Service in line with the recommendations of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana massacre is about to begin. Police Minister Nathi Nhleko announced at the weekend that a panel of local and foreign policing and legal experts had been assembled to review the police's crowd control operations and assess international best practice in using non-lethal means to deal with unruly crowds.

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