Does the South African Special Task Force still exist?


Yes, the South African Special Task Force (STF) still exists. It is a multi-disciplinary unit within the South African Police Service (SAPS) that was established in 1986 in response to the high levels of violent crime in the country. The STF is made up of highly trained and experienced police officers who are equipped and ready to deal with any situation that may arise.

The STF has been successful in reducing the levels of violent crime in South Africa and has also been involved in a number of high-profile operations, such as the arrest of fugitive rhino poacher and murderer, Mambo Mbotela, in 2016.

The STF is a dedicated and professional unit that is committed to keeping the people of South Africa safe.

The South African Special Task Force (STF) was a special police unit that was established in the 1980s. The STF was responsible for combating crime in South Africa, and was widely considered to be one of the most effective law enforcement units in the country. However, the STF was disbanded in the early 1990s, and its members were absorbed into the South African Police Service (SAPS).

The reasons for the disbandment of the STF are numerous, but the most commonly cited reason is that the unit had become too politicised and was being used as a tool of the government to suppress political dissent. The STF was also accused of human rights abuses, and its members were involved in a number of high-profile incidents in which civilians were killed.

Despite its controversial history, there is no doubt that the STF was an effective law enforcement unit. The unit was successful in reducing crime in South Africa, and its members were highly trained and experienced. However, the unit’s reputation was tarnished by its association with the government, and its human rights abuses. As a result, the STF was disbanded in the early 1990s.


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