Cabinet welcomes drop in crime

2011-09-08 13:09

Cape Town - Cabinet has commended Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and National Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele for a downward trend crime statistics.

"However, Cabinet expressed its concern on the violent nature of the criminal activities across the various crime categories," government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi told reporters in Cape Town on Thursday.

He said Cabinet, at its regular Wednesday meeting, also voiced concern over an increase in police killings.

It called on police officers to always wear protective clothing on all call-out assignments.

Cabinet expressed appreciation to various community groupings, including Lead SA, that had been helping the police in their efforts to fight crime, Manyi said.

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