Western Cape MEC of Community
Safety Dan Plato has called on Provincial Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer to
respond to racism claims around the Worcester Green Card Project.
A report last week alleges
that gardeners in Worcester have to apply for a green card in order for them to
be eligible to apply for work in certain neighbourhoods in the area.
It is alleged that the system
was introduced by the Community Policing Forum last June.
Ministerial Spokesperson Ewald
Botha said Mr Plato will further request Provincial Police Commissioner Arno
Lamoer to put the local SAPS to terms pending the investigation and ensure that
no laws of government have been contravened.
Botha said to make it very clear
this project is not part a department of Community Safety Sanction initiative.
“SAPS an entity which the
Western Cape government has no operational control over needs to answer whether
this program was initiated by them and why this system has been endorsed by the
local sector commander” Botha added.
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