Bacsa applauds ‘Year of Action’

2010-02-12 10:25

BUSINESS Against Crime SA (Bacsa) yesterday applauded President

Jacob Zuma’s pledge for a year of action in 2010, in his second

state-of-the-nation address.

“Bacsa supports the prioritisation of crimes such as hijacking,

business and house robberies, as well as contact crimes such as murder, rape and

assault,” chief executive Graham Wright said in a statement.

“The recent vigour with which the fight against crime has been

tackled by government is beginning to show some results.”

Bacsa hoped the “commitment to action” would see a sustained and

significant reduction in serious and violent crimes.

The organisation supported the government’s programme to improve

the criminal justice system, reduce blockages in service delivery and create a

performance-oriented public service culture.

“These actions, as well as plans to increase the numbers of

policemen and women by 10% over the next three years, are welcomed, as this will

help to build confidence in the law enforcement agencies and the justice system

as a whole.”

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