Criminals to grace billboards

2011-10-12 14:23

The faces of wanted criminals are to become a more common sight, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said today.

Responding to a written question in the National Assembly by the DA’s Kenneth Mubu, he said the SA Police Service (SAPS) planned to put the faces of wanted people on billboards, television, and newspapers.

Asked how many billboards would be contracted per city and which newspapers would be used, Mthethwa said that at this stage the SAPS was not in a position to “break it down as required by Parliament”.

The breakdown would be available only after receipt of the proposal for media bulk buying from the government communications and information system.

“The billboards will be updated as and when it is necessary. Information that will be provided for each newspaper will be updated as well when it becomes necessary,” he said.

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