Khayelitsha residents to engage Police minister
By Ofentse Mokae
20 February 2010
Residents of Khayelitsha will be afforded the rare opportunity to interact and express their concerns on crime in their community with Police minister Nathi Mthethwa today.
The meeting expected to take place at the Eyethu Multipurpose Community Centre in F Section will also allow the minister to engage residents in finding common solutions on issues relating to crime and proliferation of firearms.
This forms part t of the current Firearms Amnesty which ends on 11th April 2010.
In a statement the police ministry says the war against crime will be won in partnership with communities.
“It is apparent to all of us that the police alone cannot win the fight against crime. Criminals do not live in isolation from communities, thus a need to deepen our partnership with communities is essential,” the statement said.
The ministry says the minister will further use the engagement to deepening the interaction with police, communities, civil society, business, faith-based organizations, CPFs and the different spheres of government.