Norton Independent Member of Parliament Temba Mliswa has warned the government against unequal treatment of security sector personnel.
“Government should be careful how it handles the welfare of personnel in the security sector. It should be done in a uniform manner that satisfies all involved to avoid creating a security risk as is currently happening.
“Uniformity is important even on the dates when they get salaries. Soldiers, Police and CIO are all the same and should be treated the same.
“You would expect the security to be a well-paying sector considering the importance of their duties,” he says.
Mliswa adds that there is a wrong tendency that soldiers are more important than other members of the security sector.
“Currently, there is the mistaken perception that the military is more important than other arms of security.
“That is wrong! Just look holistically at the whole security sector so that it doesn’t get compromised,” he says.