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IFP wants Cape cop presence beefed up

2012-10-11 19:08

Cape Town - A larger police contingent is needed in crime-stricken areas of Cape Town, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) said on Thursday.

Spokesperson Velaphi Ndlovu said not a day went by without a housebreaking or fatal stabbing in Khayelitsha and the Cape Flats.

Residents feared for their children's safety, and even answering a cellphone call in public carried the risk of the phone being stolen.

"The Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa must send more police officers into these areas. The residents have now lost all faith in the police and there seems to be no solution in sight."

The IFP called on residents to play their part by reporting criminals to police and working closely with community policing forums.

It also called for residents to receive and carry whistles, to "inform others if there is a crime taking place".

Mthethwa's spokesperson Zweli Mnisi was not immediately available to comment.

Comments
  • sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-11 19:34

    Bab'Gatsheni,thanks for (although indirectly) exposing the fact that there's also crime

      sakhi.TheNextKent.dlala - 2012-10-12 05:30

      what exactly are trying to say man?

  • suidlander.vanwyk - 2012-10-11 19:34

    you must start by calling for such in your province KZN where you are killing each other for fun, your hit squad morons have not disbanded

  • Rhulani Coleman Mkhwanazi - 2012-10-11 19:40

    I miss National Party (NP)

  • John - 2012-10-11 20:08

    WE need PEACE OFFICERS in all crime ridden areas! WE do NOT need POLICY ENFORCING THUGS at any time. The POLICY ENFORCING THUGS need to be reminded to keep the PEACE and that they are primararily PEACE OFFICERS to make the environment SAFE for the PEOPLE of our country not the CORPORATIONS who control them!

  • John - 2012-10-11 20:16

    If there was a PEACE OFFICER on every street corner walking the beat I for one would be his voluntary back up!! If WE all backed up our PEACE OFFICERS the crime rate most cerrainly DROP! I will NEVER assist or back up a THUG BULLY POLICY ENFORCER who has deluded himself into the delusion that his UNIFORM makes him my MASTER!

  • ndlovuvincent - 2012-10-11 20:31

    There is one common thing about DA supporters,they cannot accept that there are problems in Cape Town.They claim that the place is a haven.WC is one of the provinces of RSA.The moment u expose something that the DA is failing to address in CT,u are provoking them.Come on DA supporters,the party is led by human beings who have potential but also have weaknesses.U must take criticism positively and understand that criticism does not mean there is no good work done by the party and the party deserves the credit for the good work it is doing.

      silvia.vaneck2 - 2012-10-11 21:45

      Correct me if I am wrong but doesn't the SAPS fall under the government jurisdiction? I.E. The ANC are responsible for policing in the Western Cape.

  • ndlovuvincent - 2012-10-11 20:32

    There is one common thing about DA supporters,they cannot accept that there are problems in Cape Town.They claim that the place is a haven.WC is one of the provinces of RSA.The moment u expose something that the DA is failing to address in CT,u are provoking them.Come on DA supporters,the party is led by human beings who have potential but also have weaknesses.U must take criticism positively and understand that criticism does not mean there is no good work done by the party and the party deserves the credit for the good work it is doing.

  • Tshilidzi Wa Ha Mukhovha - 2012-10-11 20:35

    Pro-active policing where enforce before we get democracy,even if sometime there was maximum force apply it was helpful. The reason being that even the small child was afraid to steal a spoon of sugar. But now they are not afraid to commit any offense. Reactive policing in most instances is taking preference than Pro-active policing. Even though the police are doing whatever they can to enforce law and order.

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-10-11 20:46

    The only reason that there is not enough good policemen around is because the ANC does not want it, they afraid they all might get arrested, they are thugs through and through and the South African police force has suffered under their 'governance' cadre deployment of gangster controlled, corrupt police commissioners that are all dying to stay out of prison, the leadership rot is so bad, that even if the present minister of police was on the straight and narrow, who can she even think to trust amongst those below her, those put in position by her predecessors. The rot has gone to far, the cANCer has spread, they have sold their soul to the devil, and have become his CHURCH OF DOOM.

  • hannah.p.mostert - 2012-10-11 20:47

    Ndlovu we know there are problems in Cape Town at our police station we lost 60 reservists as government retracted funds after 2010, we have been asking government for more funds to add more officers to our station but they keep saying we have enough, how do they know we have enough they don't come and check, the number of house breaking is escalating daily, contact crime is up and we know there are not enough police to tackle these issues. The government control police, not Cape Town.

      glen.e.huysamer - 2012-10-11 21:17

      Yep. the ANC controls the police force, so to make it difficult for the DA to govern they refuse to provide anywhere near the proper amount of police, at the same time they release thousands of criminals from jail, like I said the cANCer has become The CHURCH OF SATIN

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