Pretoria - Afrikaner lobby group Afriforum on Monday successfully compelled the South African Police Service (SAPS) to send police reservists bound to the Kameeldrift police station to their annual competency training.
AfriForum brought an application in the high court in Pretoria to compel the SAPS to ensure that reservists in Kameeldrift complete their competency training, including firearm and ammunition control exercises.
The lobby group said SAPS had refused to grant reservists competency exercises saying they do not possess the manpower and capacity.
SAPS did not oppose AfriForum’s application.
Ian Cameron, AfriForum’s Head of Community Safety, said the court ruling empowers reservists and ensures that there is a larger crime-fighting force available to combat crime.