Police commanders will be empowered to overrule watchdog findings against their colleagues when a new agreement between the South African Police Service and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, IPID, takes effect. The draft agreement was attached as an annexure in police minister Bheki Cele’s response to Parliamentary questions last month.
But what does this agreement mean? Does it mean the police will police themselves? When will the agreement be signed? What will then become of IPID? To find out we are now joined by Daneel Knoetze reporter and Editor of Viewfinder, an accountability journalism project.
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