KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Bheki Ntuli, on 3 November 2020 launched bold measures of fighting crime ahead of the festive season.
This multi-pronged crime fighting programme is aimed at reducing major crimes in the province. Chief among the key areas of focus is the heightening of the fight against Gender-Based Violence and other contact crimes. This launch marks the rollout of the November Safety Month campaign which seeks to galvanize all sectors of society to actively participate in the fight against crime and social ills. MEC Ntuli also announced key interventions that are aimed at tackling crime hotspots areas, following the resolutions of the recent Provincial Executive Council which was convened to deal with the crime situation in the province. He will also announce progress made in addressing the crime trends in the top leading stations in the province.
“Today is demonstration of strength and commitment by our government to protect its people. All our enforcement agencies are here and this is the approach we are going to use from now going to the festive season period. We want to build a safe province and it is possible if we all work together. We unleashing all resources we have, capital, personnel, equipment and all other forms to the fight against crime. Our people must live and feel safe in the communities. Our priority will be the crime hotspots areas and those leading stations are receiving maximum attention. Murder, attempted murder, robbery, Gender Based Violence are some of the key areas of focus,” said Ntuli.