New WC Police Commissioner committed to combating crime

Khombinkosi Jula, who replaces Arno Lamoer, has singled out drug lords as prime targets in tackling crime.

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has officially welcomed Provincial Commissioner Khombinkosi Jula who assumed his role on 1 February 2016. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Newly-appointed Western Cape police commissioner Khombinkosi Jula has promised ambitious strategies to tackle crime.

He takes over from Arno Lamoer, who faces over 100 criminal charges, including fraud and corruption.

Jula was welcomed by Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille at an event in Gugulethu, which falls under the most dangerous policing precincts in the country.

Provincial Commissioner Jula, a former KwaZulu-Natal deputy commissioner, says he's well aware of the crimes most prevalent in the Western Cape, he listed drugs and gangsterism among them.

Jula has promised bold steps in tackling crime.

"We are going to be raising the bar; there is going to be more accountability and more visibility. There are going to be interventions to ensure that we deal a severe blow to especially the drug lords in this province."

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has officially welcomed Jula to the province and says the City is committed in working with the South African Police Service in driving down crime.