'Cops watch porno on duty'

The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) yesterday called for the establishment of a commission of inquiry into Bloemfontein's Flying Squad, who were allegedly caught watching a sex movie while telephones lines were unmanned.

The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) yesterday called for the establishment of a commission of inquiry into Bloemfontein's Flying Squad, who were allegedly caught watching a sex movie while telephones lines were unmanned.

Free State ACDP leader Casper Nordier said reports received by his party about the Bloemfontein's flying squad were shocking.

"These include telephones not being answered, or no response if answered.

"There are also allegations of racism and that the members do not know where certain suburbs are located," he said.

Nordier said he had reported these allegations to the Free State MEC for safety and security, Playfair Morule.

"If these reports and allegations are inaccurate, the proposed commission of inquiry's findings will say so," said Nordier.

The ACDP was reacting to media reports yesterday in which an ANC member of the National Council Of Provinces, Neels van Rooyen, accused the flying squad of not answering their telephones, alleging they were watching a movie on e.tv on Saturday night.

Van Rooyen told Volksblad that nobody at the flying squad answered his daughter's phone calls on Saturday when she called about robbers trying to break into her house in Wilgehof.

Van Rooyen said his wife also called the flying squad without any success.

"I eventually went to the flying squad's offices at the back of the premier's house at 2am.

"Their vehicles were parked outside and I could walk through the office building without anybody stopping me," Van Rooyen was quoted as saying.

Van Rooyen said he confronted the officers, who allegedly denied leaving phone calls unanswered.

He claimed the TV was on and it was on "those late night pornographic programmes on e.tv".

Van Rooyen said he planned to report the matter to parliament. - Sapa

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