Gauteng Premier: Cops need better training

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says a crime fighting plan will be taken to provincial government for approval.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura addresses the media ahead the provincial safety summit, Thursday 25 September 2014. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN

JOHANNEBURG - Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the foundation of a new crime prevention and response plan for the province will be ironed out during the final day of a safety summit being held in Germiston.

Makhura has been meeting with the South African Police Service, Gauteng traffic police and metro police departments from across the province, as well as several civil society groups.

He says what's become evident from the summit is that police need better training and reinforcement.

Makhura says the plan that emerges from the summit will be taken to the provincial government for approval.

"We've been in communication with the National Police Commissioner and told her that we will emerge from this indaba with a rudiment for a plan from which we will provide better resources."