Police endorse increased security measure at local stores

ACTING Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi has indicated that he supports the security measures put in place by Woolworths stores in KwaZulu-Natal following the recent discovery of incendiary devices in some of their stores.

This included the search of customers, including police officers in uniform, who visit the store.

“These searches are necessary to mitigate the risk posed to shoppers who visit these stores and we shall support such compulsory measures. Police officers who visit these stores as clients of Woolworths should be subject to the same procedures reserved for all customers, whether they are in uniform or not,” said Mkhwanazi.

“The SAPS dress orders and other directives specifically prohibits police officers from shopping whilst in uniform, whether they are on or off duty and commanders at all level are compelled to enforce these orders,” he said. — Supplied