The SA Police Service (SAPS) and crime intelligence agencies failed in their basic mandate to detect the planning and execution of the unrest and looting that devastated parts of the country in 2021, a report released by the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said.

Commissioner Philile Ntuli said a combination of factors might have caused the police’s shortcomings. Evidence pointed to under-resourcing and lack of capacity in crime intelligence...

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