DA to table Limpopo community safety bill

2013-04-16 18:41
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Johannesburg - The DA intends tabling a Limpopo community safety bill, provincial legislature caucus leader Desiree van der Walt said on Tuesday.

"The [Democratic Alliance] intends to start formal public consultations on this bill in order to draw support from groups and families affected by the rape crisis," Van der Walt said in a statement.

"The aim of this bill is to make police more accountable to the safety needs of communities through a partnership between community groups and provincial government."

In passing the bill, Limpopo would have a number of strategic crime prevention advantages, she said.

These would include an independent provincial police ombudsman to investigate complaints about police inefficiency.

The power to determine the policing needs of each local area would be shifted from the national commissioner to local communities, said Van der Walt.

The bill would also give the relevant MEC powers to accredit neighbourhood watches and provide support, training, and resources where necessary.

"At the moment, these structures are collapsing because there is no cohesion in dealing with them," she said.

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