Durban security company Reaction Unit SA (RUSA) operational following suspension

#DURBAN: Reaction Unit South Africa, a private security services company based in Verulam have become synonymous across the country for crime prevention.

In the past 24 hours regulatory body for security services (PSiRA) has suspended Reaction Unit South Africa from operating citing alleged misconduct by RUSA..

Security body shuts down RUSA

The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) has officially suspended their operations The suspension has been described the security services’ “sporadic acts of misconduct” by members of the company, the regulator announced on Tuesday.

The specific nature of alleged misconduct has not been revealed however the statement from (PSIRA) alludes to violation of the Bill of Rights in cases that make up the detail of suspension.

Manabela Chauke, PSiRA chief executive officer said the suspension, which was with immediate effect, was as a result of a prima facie case that the security company had to answer.

“Sporadic acts of misconduct alleged to have been committed by the service provider lead to the suspension. The Authority was thorough in its investigation and this immediate suspension is sustained until the finalisation of the Code of Conduct findings. Section 28 of the Code of Conduct deems any person who commits improper conduct in terms of this Code, as guilty of an offence and on conviction liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 24 months, or to both a fine and such imprisonment,” Chauke said in a statement.

The specific nature of alleged misconduct has not been revealed however the statement from (PSIRA) alludes to violation of the Bill of Rights in cases that make up the detail of suspension.

The suspension of RUSA’s services will leave a huge gap in security service delivery to their clients and the community. RUSA has been first responder to incidents of crime for many years providing invaluable support to local police authorities.

RUSA call centre has confirmed that they are operational irrespective of the suspension by the regulatory body. The director of RUSA, Prem Balram was unavailable for comment.

More to follow as this is a developing story


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