Mthethwa seeks SADC cooperation

Mthethwa believes the SADC region has the means to stop cross-border crime operations.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa. Picture: EWN

PRETORIA - Greater cooperation is needed between Southern African Development Community (SADC) states to clamp down on cross border-crime, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Thursday.

He was speaking at the opening of a regional police chief meeting in Pretoria.

Top brass from Southern Africa will discuss the implementation of cooperation agreements which have already been signed.

Mthethwa believes SADC countries have the means to stop cross-border crimes.

"With information-sharing and thorough cooperation, we can and will continue to deal a blow to these criminal syndicates."

He said a multi-pronged approach is needed to fight crime in the region.

The minister appealed to communities to help police track down criminals.