Lavender Hill residents raise their concerns in meeting with policing leaders
The meeting follows the reopening of the Muizenberg Police Museum by Nathi Nhleko.
CAPE TOWN - Lavender Hill community members have made their voices heard to high ranking police and justice officials today.
Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko was in the area along with other department heads including the departments of justice, community safety and safety and security.
The outreach programme follows the reopening of the Muizenberg Police Museum by Nhleko earlier today.
Hundreds of Community members from Lavender Hill, Mitchells Plain and Nyanga gathered in a large marquee for the outreach programme.
#SAPSOutreach Nhleko has dismissed the community's concerns that this program is simply an electioneering campaign. MM— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) March 23, 2016
Residents got the opportunity to pose questions to the various leaders.
Among some of the issues being raised was gangsterism, corrupt police officers and slow court processes.
Some residents have said they hope the programme is not an electioneering campaign and that their concerns will be addressed.
The officials at the event included deputy police minister Maggie Sotyu, acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phalhane and provincial regional head of department of Justice Hishaam Mohamed.