SAPS has come to the defense of the National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole after allegations that he had said 'white people brought crime' to the country
The SAPS has condemned what it has dubbed fake news on social media which claimed to be quoting General Khehla Sitole, national police commissioner, as saying that 'white people' had brought crime to the country as well as other quotes.
In a statement released by the South African Police Service the entity denied that the allegations had been completely untrue.
The statement went on to say that the comments had clearly been aimed at portraying Sitole in a negative light and to undermine collaboration between the SAPS and the community.
The SAPS also took the opportunity to condemn fake news, saying that it should be shunned in the strongest possible way.
Urging social media users to be careful of the validity of the information before sharing it with other users, the SAPS called on users who have published the fake article to ignore it and refrain from distributing false information.
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