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  • n. A newly deputized constable in the South African Police Services during the last days of apartheid ; they were noted for their zealousness and utter lack of police procedure. Their official name was special policeman.


Afrikaans kits ("instant") + konstabel ("constable"). (Wiktionary)


  • Rent-A-Cop scheme as it existed because it had the potential to develop into another "kitskonstabel" debacle, says national police commissioner George Fivaz.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Last week police commissioner George Fivaz said the police could not support community projects such as the Rent-A-Cop scheme in its present form because it had the potential to develop into another kitskonstabel debacle.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Sebothelo was then re-arrested for ³confiscating weapons from AWB members in the area² and for assaulting a kitskonstabel.



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