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‘Serious crimes remain a serious concern in Gauteng’

MEC Nkosi-Malobane says two-day workshop aims to come up with solutions involving Gauteng residents.

FILE: MEC for community and safety Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The community safety department says despite efforts to fight crime, serious offences such as murder and hijackings are not decreasing in the province.

MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane is at a two-day workshop in Johannesburg with senior members of the police, the National Prosecuting Authority, Hawks, Crime Intelligence and other law enforcement agencies to discuss better ways of fighting crime

Nkosi-Malobane says the event aims at coming up with solutions involving Gauteng residents.

She says serious crimes remain a major concern.

"It seems crimes is not decreasing in the province, particularly serious crimes like murder, assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, attempted murder and attempted hijacking."

The MEC says provincial police commissioner Deliwe de Lange and her team presented a report that reflects a grim picture of crime in Gauteng.

Nkosi-Malobane says there is a detailed plan to combat crime which entails addressing resources challenges.

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