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[WATCH LIVE] SAPS briefs MPs on plan to combat cash-in-transit heists

Parliament's Police portfolio committee is being briefed by the SAPS on its plans to combat cash-in-transit heists.

A screengrab of Police Minister Bheki Cele (left) and National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole briefing MPs on the SAPS plan to combat cash-in-transit heists.

PRETORIA - Parliament’s Police Portfolio Committee and the private sector players linked to the cash handling industry are meeting in Cape Town on Wednesday to discuss the seemingly out-of-control cash-in-transit heist crisis.

The latest figures suggest there have been more than 180 cash van attacks since the start of the year.

The imbizo follows protests on Tuesday in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town where cash handling security guards delivered lists of demands to Community Safety MECs.

The cash in transit heist imbizo is expected to focus on at least seven priority areas, including the intelligence and operational readiness of the South African Police Service.

The committee will also look at the working relationship between the police and the private security industry.

Focus will also turn to the vetting procedures within the police and private sector and the state of vehicles and equipment being used by security guards.

On Tuesday, guards affiliated to the motor transport workers union demanded government and the authorities put in place measures to bring an end to cash van attacks.

WATCH: SAPS briefs on MPs on plan to combat cash-in-transit heists

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