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PRISA smashed Reds Ants!

2 July 2019

The Red Ants’ services have been suspended by the Private Security Industry Regulation Act (PSiRA).
Their services were suspended pending investigation into their conduct.
PSiRA said the suspension of the security services company is due to allegations of improper conduct whilst carrying out evictions.

The SABC reported that the security industry regulator received numerous complaints from the public about the alleged misconduct of the Red Ants.
This also make headlines when they made evictions in Alexandra and Ramaphosa informal settlement in Johannesburg.
“Red Ants cannot carry out any relocation and eviction services pending the conclusion of the investigation,” PSiRA’s Linda Mbana said.

Mbana added that when the Red Ants conducted evictions at Alex and at Ramaphosa they violated human rights.
“In other places there were casualties, lives were lost, properties were vandalised in a manner that is not orderly.”
“So, we don’t take that lightly as PSiRA because we are a regulator that regulates the industry,” Mbana said.
"The regulator is also busy with improper inquiries relating to the incidents that took place in 2017 that took place in Lenasia South, Seqalo Mid-Vaal and as well as Ivory Park, we are currently busy with the hearing regarding that.”
Mbana said the Red Ants can appeal the decision by the regulator by writing directly to the Minister of police, Bheki Cele, or take the matter to the high court.

Source: Daily Sun

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