Viral video: police condemn lack of professionalism

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Gauteng police have confirmed that a woman seen in a social media video certifying documents wearing a pink dress is a member of the SAPS.

The video which has been circulated widely shows the woman certifying documents at Mamelodi police station.

“It can be confirmed that the woman is an employee of the South African Police Service and, is in terms of the Schedule under section 6 of the Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of Oaths Act, 1963 (Act 16 of 1963), authorised to certify documents,” Gauteng Provincial Commissioner of police, Lieutenant General Deliwe de Lange, said on Wednesday.

However, De Lange said the manner in which the woman is dressed while rendering a service to the public is inappropriate and can therefore not be condoned.

The matter has been addressed with the employee.

"Professionalism goes hand in hand with our concerted efforts geared at improving service delivery levels at all police stations.

“This is the context within which we remain purposeful in enhancing all front-line service delivery points towards regaining public confidence and strengthening relations between the police and the public," added De Lange. -