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Abramjee outraged after SAPS blocks him on Twitter

Anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee File picture: Thobile Mathonsi

Anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee File picture: Thobile Mathonsi

Published May 1, 2017

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Cape Town - Anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee has called for an investigation after he was allegedly blocked on Twitter by the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Abramjee called the SAPS's decision to block his Twitter account "childish and immature" and asked Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to urgently investigate the matter. 

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"I suspect I was blocked because I tweet incidents of crime constantly and hold police to account. If anything, the decision to block me will make me even more determined to continue exposing crime, corruption and police inefficiency," Abramjee said.

Abramjee and others also expressed their outrage on Twitter.

Dear @SAPoliceService- So you block me for this tweet I suppose? Your conduct will be reported IPID. @MbalulaFikile pic.twitter.com/HLS65Y7mwZ

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β€” Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) May 1, 2017

Say NO TO A POLICE STATE. @SAPoliceService #NOTOAPOLICESTATE Retweet to support! pic.twitter.com/GeHirSStTL

β€” Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) May 1, 2017

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@Abramjee @SAPoliceService @MbalulaFikile I'm amazed that this patriot whom supports anti crime initiatives and is a huge supporter of our men and woman in uniform is blocked shocked

β€” Neil De Beer (@DeNedebe1) May 1, 2017

@MbalulaFikile why has @Abramjee been blocked by @SAPoliceService?! I thought your organization was serious about fighting crime?!

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β€” Daniel McCarthy (@danmccarthy36) May 1, 2017

But others were not as sympathetic.

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ you cant be serious, a whole probe for this? https://t.co/JtCe9KQ7DO

β€” TheTwinsAreComing (@_Thembz_) May 1, 2017

You're not the first person to be blocked on Twitter. Why are you so special? https://t.co/spbTLmGZcb

β€” Lerato N. (@uLelato) May 1, 2017

@Abramjee @RoshneeNarrande @SAPoliceService @MbalulaFikile Since when does IPID investigate tweets? Guess we should all report Mbaks for not responding to our crime tweets @tumisole

β€” PolEconAnalyst (@Th4bil3ng) May 1, 2017

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