We have no real appreciation about policing in South Africa

We’ve had a lot news and talkback about Oscar Pistorius, an how he couldn’t possibly have thought his girlfriend was an intruder, but living in South Africa isn’t like living here.  A lot of houses there have an iron gate inside  the house to stop home invaders entering bedrooms.  Think that one through and see if you can sleep tonight.

Here’s an interesting piece on South African policing.  Not on New Zealand’s worst day of policing is it anywhere near this:


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  • PlanetOrphan

    Daughters being shot through closed doors, crazy stuff, fear can make you do evil things.
    Identify the target people!

  • P1LL

    His parents are very very wealthy and this F.U.B.A.R investigation reeks of the police being paid off to stuff up enough to get him off .

    Oscar Pistorius will walk free just like OJ Simpson did , Money talks and Bullshit walks :(

    • Never in the dark…..

      He’s not off yet. He’s only been granted bail.

      His actual trial is about two years away. Such is the speed of the bureaucratic machine.

      Chances are though, with a conviction rate of between 10 & 12%………

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Living in South Africa is not like living here.
    I think my Poppa knew that in 1921

  • cows4me

    Isn’t it neat how black rule has brought good governance, justice, low crime and corruption free government to south Africa. No of course I jest, now waiting for someone to call me a racist pig.

    • P1LL

      How can you be called a racist ?

      Facts are facts , just look at Zimbabwe / Rhodesia.

  • Jman

    Seriously most kiwis haven’t got a fricking clue about what South Africa is really like. And the only real reason NZ is so different from South Africa is because here the maori’s don’t outnumber the pakehas 9 to 1.

  • Orange

    “Not on New Zealand’s worst day of policing is it anywhere near this:”

    I don’t think you know how bad it is.

  • StupidDiscus

    Not on New Zealand’s worst day of policing is it anywhere near this

    NZ”s worst day – send the Anti-Terrorist Squad into a slum and come out with – nothing?

    SA cops sure as fuck wouldn’t have made that mistake. And they’d have saved the country several millions in trial and incarceration costs too.

  • thor42

    *Awesome* video – very sobering, too. Like a war-zone, but probably “just another day” for these police guys – good on them!

  • Kacanga

    Five innocent indigenous bystanders killed!
    Imagine the uproar we’d have here with calls for a Royal Commission of Enquiry.