Well known anti-crime activist, Yusuf Abramjee, says a decision by the South African Police Service (SAPS) to block his twitter account is “childish and immature” and he has called for an urgent investigation.
@SapoliceService blocked @abramjee this afternoon causing lots of anger.
Abramjee said he has asked Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula, to urgently investigate the matter.
“I suspect I was blocked because I tweet incidents of crime constantly and hold police to account. If anything, the decision to block me will make me even more determined to continue exposing crime, corruption and police inefficiency,” Abramjee said.
He added: “Police communication has historically been poor. They get from bad to worse. But I remain confident Minister Mbalula is going to clean-up the mess soon.”
Abramjee has been in the forefront on anti-crime campaigns over the years. He is an Interpol #TurnBackCrime Ambassador also.
He added that he is also considering reporting the matter to IPID.
Abramjee has been outspoken over the years. “I often support the cops and I often condemn them. I will continue doing the right thing and fight for a safer SA.”