DA KZN leader mulls legal options after being blocked from oversight visit to police workshop

The DA’s KwaZulu-Natal leader‚ Zwakele Mncwango‚ says he’s considering legal options after police officials blocked an oversight visit to a Pietermaritzburg vehicle workshop on Wednesday morning.

Mncwango’s visit came after newspaper reports which detailed severe backlogs at the police workshop – with some cop cars off the road for years while in for repairs.

“Obviously these resources are needed by police and it is taking more than two years to fix some of these cars. We know there was a memorandum from the acting provincial police commissioner barring political parties from conducting oversight visits but we decided to conduct an oversight visit anyway because it is my duty as a member of legislature‚” he said.

“An officer at the gate told me he had been instructed not to let us in but he could not advance reasons. I tried to call the acting commissioner‚ who was in a meeting‚ and I am waiting for him to come back to me‚” Mncwango added.

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