Fight crime together – Phiyega

2013-08-23 08:37

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National police commissioner General Riah Phiyega called on communities to join hands in fighting crime at the sixth anniversary of Crime Line.

Phiyega said yesterday under her leadership police would act on crime to ensure that the taxpayers’ money was put to good use.

“Someone, somewhere, somehow knows about crime in that area,” Phiyega said.

Crime in South Africa remained an enemy of the nation and could never be a police matter alone.

Lt-Gen Mzwandile Petros said crime in Gauteng sometimes involved police officers and initiatives such as Crime Line saw many police officers put behind bars.

President Jacob Zuma appealed to South Africans to blow the whistle on crime via a video message yesterday.

Zuma said Crime Line contributed to a safer South Africa and it should be encouraged.

“Working together we can defeat the war on drugs and crime and police must act on Crime Line tip-offs with vigour,” said Zuma.

Zuma said South Africa was one of the few countries that took the trouble to fight crime and co-operation was most important between the media, the police and society.

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