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THE safety of soccer fans and tourists who are expected to flock to Durban for the month-long World Cup may be compromised.
This comes after about 280 reservists from Boschombe police station in Durban yesterday staged a sit-in, demanding to be paid incentives during the tournament.
They say they have to patrol dangerous streets without bullet-proof vests, firearms or handcuffs and were given only pepper-spray cans.
"We have been working hard since 2007, making sure the streets are safe, and when the tournament finally arrives we are left with egg on our faces," one reservist said.
The reservists made it clear they were not toyi-toying but were staging a sit-in until they were given assurances they will be paid for the extra hours worked.
They also complain about the 16-hour shift they are forced to work, but say they get paid for only eight hours, with four hours not paid for.