Policemen face sales in execution

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Pretoria - The SA Police Service is facing a barrage of sales in execution following judgments against police members in courts in Limpopo, Pretoria, Johannesburg, and Cape Town.

The judgments were for claims including car accidents, unlawful arrest and detention, and labour issues, police ministry spokesman Zweli Mnisi said.

The warrants of execution were issued against the ministries of police and safety and security after the police failed to pay the damages.

Mnisi said 18 sales in execution were due to be held next Friday at the SAPS headquarters in Wachthuis, Pretoria, and at the safety and security ministry.

Mnisi said the list from the sheriff arrived on Tuesday. He said its legal team had followed up and only eight cases remained that had not been paid, but were being attended to. The other 10 were for sheriff costs, he said.

“Measures have been put in place to ensure that judgments are paid within the prescribed period. We have therefore emphasised to management that there needs to be more stringent measures to ensure compliance.

“Steps have been taken by all our provincial offices to ensure that a legal official attends court so as to avoid situations where judgment is granted against the SAPS and we are not aware of it,” he said.

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