Congress of South African Trade Union in
the Western Cape said it is stunned
that Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith puts more
attention of dogs barking and people talking on cellphones rather then
prioritising safety of communities in the city.
Cosatu’s Provincial Spokesperson Tony
Eheriench has called for JP Smith to be fired.
Tony said Cosatu is concerned about the
general focus of the city of Cape Town administration,
the safety and security department is focusing on people speaking on cellphone.
while on a daily basis people are getting killed in the townships, and nothing
is done significantly to create the safety of the community.
“We urge JP Smith to prioritize the most
urgent need of our people not to put in place gimmicks that gets them into
newspapers, our job is to make Cape Town a safer place for everyone and that
should be the focus.” Eheriench added.
Meanwhile in response Mayoral Committee
Member for Safety and Security JP Smith said Tony Eheriench is wrong on so many
Smith said it is a fact that more people
die on our roads from preventable road accidents then gang violence.
Smith also said So it is critical that we
do key things to make our people safer and distracters who drive speaking on
their cellphones is one of those things that cause many people to die.
He added that The annual police plan and the
anti crime development plan both of which the ANC voted for requires to do
these things simultaneously.
“Only national government has a control
over the national prosecuting authorities, the department of justice and the
department of Correctional Services.” Smith added.
Tony’s job in this holy craziness to try
and confuse the public over who is responsible for what, who is failing the
public and causing gang violence to ran amok and trying to deflect the tension
from their failure to other people.” Smith added.
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