Eastern Cape cops face R2.3bn in civil claims

Police in the Eastern Cape are facing civil claims of more than R2.

3bn, safety and liaison MEC Weziwe Tikana has revealed. Responding to questions from DA MPL Bobby Stevenson, Tikana said the claims emanated from alleged wrongful arrests and detention, assault, defamation, negligence, shooting, search and seizures, and loss of or damage to property.

Tikana said for the past three financial years, police in the Eastern Cape had paid almost R120m in civil claims, with a majority of the claims relating to wrongful arrests and detention.

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