A new police unit is expected
to be launched soon to tackle illegal guns and drugs which are contributing to
violence in the hostels of KwaMashu, Durban.
The announcement came during a
visit by the government’s Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster.
The outreach programme comes
after five men were murdered in two separate incidents in KwaMashu
The government delegation
walked through the hostels briefly, before addressing the community.
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa
believes stopping the violence requires more than just police intervention.
Police minister Nathi Nhleko said
“You need to have a kind of broad-based
approach in dealing with these matters,
you can have as much amount of police men and women on the ground, but if you
don't deal with your social issues, matters of social development generally
speaking, you still have a problem."
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