#DURBAN: The Durban High Court has ruled that the license of Verulam-based security company, Reaction Unit South Africa, be suspended.
In June, RUSA was suspended by the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority for allegedly violating the code of conduct. In response to this, the security firm had sought an urgent interdict at the Durban High Court to prevent the suspension from falling into place.
It was a short-lived victory for Reaction Unit South Africa following this, the matter was heard in July and judgment was delivered on Friday. The court ruled that RUSA’s licence be suspended and that PSiRA should hear the appeal.
PSiRA said in a statement released last night that the private security company remains suspended until all code of conduct enquiries are finalised.
“We are elated that the high court has agreed with the authority that in terms of our statutory mandate, our decision was legally sound. This judgement further reinforces our continued determination to conduct thorough investigations and execute our statutory mandate to regulate without fear or favour, moreover, find a fair balance between public interest and other interests considered by the industry,” said PSiRA CEO Manabela Chauke.
Meanwhile, Prem Balram, Director of Reaction Unit South Africa, says their attorneys are preparing to challenge the court’s decision. Balram previously described the decision to suspend Rusa as a witch hunt.
Listen to his interview with Newsbreak Lotus FM