Zuma makes unannounced visit to Nyanga Police Station

President Jacob Zuma met with the Nyanga Police Station Commander and other employees to establish the issues they face.

President Jacob Zuma chats to police officers at the Nyanga Police Station in cape Town. Picture: @PresidencyZA/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - President Jacob Zuma has conducted an unannounced visit to the Nyanga Police Station as part of the presidential Siyahlola monitoring programme.

Nyanga’s murder rate is among the highest in the country.

President Zuma met with the Nyanga Police Station Commander and other employees to establish the issues they face.

Some of the key problem areas highlighted include the need for another police station in the area and ongoing battles to rid the township of druglords and illegal taverns.

Zuma says it’s been brought to his attention that the leading cause of criminal activity in the township is substance abuse.

“What can we do to reduce the source of crime and so that’s the reason why we're here.”

The president says he'll meet with the justice cluster soon to discuss crime across the country.

Zuma says he therefore saw it fit to conduct this visit to speak to police officers about the difficulties they face in dealing with crime.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)