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SAHRC Urges SSA and Crime Intelligence to Foster Community Relationships for Data Collection Post-July 2021 Unrest



July 2021 unrest

The findings made by the human rights commission into the July 2021 unrest revealed that police were ill-prepared for the riots.

According to EWN, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) recommended that the State Security Agency (SSA) and Crime Intelligence create a relationship with communities to collect essential data.

In reports released on Monday looking into the July 2021 unrest, which rocked both KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, it emerged that part of the blame was squarely on the lack of adequate intelligence from the state to assist police with preparation.

Also read: Substantial Sentences Handed Down to July Unrest Looters in KZN

SAHRC Commissioner Philile Ntuli outlined recommendations for law enforcement agencies.


“Both the SSA and Crime Intelligence are to engage and deepen relationships with different sectors of society to enhance the quality of intelligence gathering and its management.”

The commission also said there should be plans in place for the state to be able to respond to national security threats.

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