The KZN High Court (Durban) ruled in favour of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) yesterday, temporarily reinstating its licence to operate as normal, pending the outcome of a misconduct case.

This after the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) suspended the operating licence of the KZN private security company on Tuesday following alleged ‘acts of misconduct’.

TimesLIVE says it understands that a case between PSiRA and Rusa is related to a number of cases allegedly linked to assault, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, attempted murder and one case of murder. The matter was postponed to 24 June, with the judge ruling that the suspension be uplifted until then.

Rusa spokesperson Prem Balram said: ‘Our legal team is preparing documents to serve on PSiRA for reputational damages, who we believe acted unlawfully and in a corrupt manner for financial gain.’

Balram said Rusa had initiated investigations into corrupt activities at PSiRA in Durban and was convinced that the corrupt officials would be rooted out.

However, a high-ranking PSiRA official reportedly said PSiRA was not aware of any sort of investigations by Rusa.

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