Mawela warns against circulation of false voice notes

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

Gauteng Police Commissioner General Elias Mawela warned the public against the circulation of false voice notes about the crimes committed at Magalies Mountain and Wonderpark in Akasia, Tshwane. Voice notes have emerged and circulating on social media about people who claim to be the victims of crime in the area.

Police said they have records of three cases reported in the area that are under investigation. Mawela said these voice notes not only cause panic to the residents but also compromise investigations on reported cases.

“The circulation of false information, images and footage does not assist in our fight against crime but instead cause the police to divert resources and time that should be used for the combatting and investigation of genuine cases. I strongly condemn this false information and call on perpetrators to retract these voice notes and stop the circulation” reiterated the Provincial Commissioner.

Police are urging the community who become victims of crime to immediately report such incidents so that the investigation can take place and suspects arrested.

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