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We will give you police - Zille

2014-04-19 17:02

Johannesburg - A total of 250 000 police on the streets is one of the election promises Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille made during an anti-drugs and gangsterism march in Manenberg, Cape Town, on Saturday.

"If the DA was in government at a national level, we would be able to put 250 000 properly trained police officers on the streets, with thousands of new detectives," said Zille in a speech prepared for delivery.

She also said that the army would be deployed in the "worst-affected" areas, and specialised drug and gang police units would be reintroduced.

Zille said that in the Western Cape, "the DA government is now spending R30 million a year actively fighting gangs and drugs".

She said additional money was also going to drug rehabilitation programmes.

"The gang culture in the Western Cape is old and entrenched, and there are no simple solutions."

- SAPA
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