Gauteng premier promises to spend more to stop crime

Gauteng Premier Paul Mashitile said more high-tech cameras were being rolled out across the province to...

Gauteng Premier Paul Mashatile. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

Gauteng Premier Paul Mashitile said more high-tech cameras were being rolled out across the province to step up the fight against crime.

He also promised more spending on infrastructure.

Mashitile was speaking at opening of the provincial legislature on Monday.

The premier kept the promises to a minimum as he rounded off the last five years, but he did talk about aids, and crime.<?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?>

We are rolling out high technology cameras in 40 identified crime hot spots across the province,” said Mashatile.

However, his speech did not find favour with the Democratic Alliance’s Jack Bloom.

There were no new programmes he claimed credit for some of the existing programmes that are actually not working,” said Mashatile.

Mashitile did not have much room for maneuver on Monday, but he may well have more political space after the elections.