ANC concerned about increasing privately owned security companies | News24: Chairperson of the peace and stability sub-committee, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, said the problem was that some of these companies were not owned by South Africans.
"Most of them are companies from oversees and when they come here and employ people who are undocumented.
"We have also observed that they are well equipped and well-armed and have high calibre weapons way beyond what the police in South Africa have. This is a phenomenon that we [South Africa] are concerned about.
"We can’t have a private security company that is better equipped than the police in the country," said Mapisa-Nqakula.
She said because the private companies were so well-equipped, they were the ones protecting government departments and national key points.
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