Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Western Cape officials meeting to probe Gang Violence cancelled

In the plan to curb gang violence and crime in the Western Cape, Wednesday 26 June 2019, police and government leaders were expected to meet to discuss issues and possible solutions.

Acting provincial police commissioner Mpumelelo Manci, Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz and Safety and Security Mayco Member JP Smith are set to have a discussion about the province's high crime rate.
The meeting came amid internal divisions within the police service in the Western Cape.
There has been 2 000 murders since November 2018. The Western Cape government called on the police to distribute more resources within the province.

However, highlighted the success of the Anti-Gang Unit which was launched last year to curb gang violence.
An investigation was underway into a failed operation in Samora Machel that left six officers of the unit wounded in a shootout.
Anti-Gang Unit Commander André Lincoln demanded that the provincial commissioner Khombinkosi Jula, should immediately remove two colonels and a brigadier for their involvement, in the incident.

-By Amber Court


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