More police vehicles to curb crime

2019-07-24 06:02
The PE anti-gang unit received additional police vehicles to fight crime in the northern areas. INSERT: Eastern Cape Premier, Oscar Mabuyane, during the handover.   Photos:KAILIN DANIELS

The PE anti-gang unit received additional police vehicles to fight crime in the northern areas. INSERT: Eastern Cape Premier, Oscar Mabuyane, during the handover. Photos:KAILIN DANIELS

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“WE will be much more visible now and patrol door-to-door, corner-to-corner and street-to-street,” Ntshinga said.

“When the children go to school in the mornings and go home in the afternoons, we will patrol the streets. That is where the community will find us.

“We are here to serve and protect.

“The PE flying squad also received three additional vehicles from provincial government and we are extremely grateful,” Ntshinga said.

According to Mabuyane, the current policing services in the city is sufficient and there is no need for military deployment.

This sparked a protest in the city’s northern areas a day after Mabuyane’s visit when approximately 1 000 residents caused havoc by burning tyres and throwing stones at motorists.

Netwerk24 reported that the frustrated residents protested due to the lack of feedback from Police Minister Bheki Cele, who had promised to build a new police station in the area.

In addition, the residents have been appealing for military deployment in the northern areas.

Cele recently deployed the military to crime-ridden areas in Cape Town to deal with an upsurge of gang violence.

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