New WC police chief outlines 2016 policing plan

Khombinkosi Jula has vowed to improve service delivery in areas where communities perceive police negatively.

FILE: Lt Gen Khombinkosi Jula (right). Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Police Commissioner Khombinkosi Jula has vowed to improve service delivery, especially in areas where communities perceive police negatively.

Jula presented his policing plan before the standing committee on community safety at the provincial legislature earlier today.

He says he'll ensure the South African Police Service (SAPS) continues to embark on intelligence-driven operations in a bid to drive out gangs, drugs and other illegal activities plaguing communities across the Cape.

"I believe in moving into the areas where there are challenges that are very stubborn."

Today is Jula's ninth day in office as the province's newly appointed police chief.

He brings over 28 years of experience, spending 11 of them in a senior management position.