The chairman of the district council, Enock Mthethwa, says that this week’s visit to KwaZulu-Natal to inspect the state of police stations in the district will be summarized in a report with recommendations.
The team has visited the Manguzi police station in northern KwaZulu-Natal.
The area is plagued by cross-border crime, including vehicle theft. Some vehicles are believed to have been stolen in South Africa and transported to Mozambique.
Mthethwa says the visit will focus on the police’s ability to fight crime.
“Our focus this year is to address infrastructure issues in all departments. It varies by province, but in KZN we have agreed that we will focus on the ability to fight crime, including the position of the police in towns and rural areas and their resources. After this, we will return to the NCOP in Althingi and compile a report that will be discussed in the House and take conclusions on it.
Cele on cross-border crime
In February, Police Minister Bheki Cele said there should be better coordination and integration between South Africa and its neighbors to combat cross-border crime. He said the laws in the various countries make it difficult to chase criminals across borders.
Cele analyzed the Althingi’s portfolio committee on the third quarter statistics for the financial year 2021-2022 and gave examples of cars found in Mozambique after being stolen from South Africa.
“In SA, if you buy stolen goods, you are not innocent, but there, the buyers [are] always innocent. “Which means that when the car is on the other side and bought, you can not take it from that owner because the buyer is innocent,” says Cele.
NCOP goes on a patrol of KZN police stations – SABC News
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