Nhleko outlines 'massive' plan to control crime

Nkosinathi Nhleko says his department is planning a massive social mobilisation campaign to curb crime.

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko hosted a national dialogue on crime and violence prevention in Gauteng on 21 November, 2015. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says his department is planning a massive social mobilisation campaign in a bid to curb violence and crime.

Nhleko is hosting a national dialogue on crime and violence prevention in Gauteng this afternoon.

He says the objective is to engage various stakeholders including police officers, industry analysts, CPFs and religious leaders to find solutions to fight crime.

A host of subjects has been covered including; the state of crime in South Africa, the effect of legal and illegal firearms and the challenges in the justice system.

The minister says it's important to sit down and come up with solutions but it's even more important to put the plans into action.

He says communities need to be educated about crime and violence.

"We will go out on a massive social mobilisation to pull in different sectors and communities."

Nhleko says at the end of the conference the ministry will consolidate all the recommendations made by experts and plan a way forward to implement them.