The eThekwini municipality is sitting on another damning internal report that implicates the city’s police services — this time for giving reflector jackets earmarked for scholar patrols to ANC officials to use at a party.A December 2014 eThekwini internal audit report recommended that disciplinary action and criminal charges be instituted against deputy head of metro police Steve Middleton for sanctioning a directive that reflective orange jackets be given to the ANC for use during their centenary celebrations. In addition‚ it was proposed that the city recover the cost of the jackets — almost R25‚000 — from him.The emergence of this report comes after another internal audit report came to light last month which found that the city’s police wasted R4m to hire more than 50 top-end vehicles.Of the fleet‚ eight cars were allocated for the protection of eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede ahead of the August local government elections. The emergence of the latest report comes after the city...

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