City proposes plan to police township tours
By Odette Ismail
06 December 2006
The city of Cape Town has requested that township tour operators create fixed routes to be patrolled by Metro Police.
This comes after recent robberies on tourists which includes 40 Dutch tourists. The group were visiting Langa on a tour of the township, according to the Cape Argus.
Dumisani Ximbi, mayoral committee member for Safety and Security, confirms that a meeting will take place with township tour operators, Cape Town Routes Unlimited and other township hospitality stakeholders.
He says that tour routes need to be policed as the city is seen as a tourist destination. Ximbi says the township tours brings money in and helps disadvantaged areas of the city.
The council does want not visitors to be afraid after the attacks last week and have mainstream destinations restricted.