Nyanga residents hopeful after Zuma's surprise visit

President Jacob Zuma made a surprise visit to the local police station in the township on Tuesday.

President Jacob Zuma visited the Nyanga police station on 14 February 2017. Picture: @PresidencyZA

CAPE TOWN - Nyanga residents have appealed for more policing resources for the crime-stricken area.

President Jacob Zuma made a surprise visit to the local police station on Tuesday.

Nyanga's murder rate is amongst the highest in the country.

Zuma interacted with police officers at the Nyanga police station and said they were looking for solutions to address crime.

“We are trying to find a way to handle crime. If we are to protect citizens, we can't sit with it or live side by side with crime.”

A Nyanga resident says she's hopeful the president will implement measures to reduce incidents of murders and sexual assaults in the area.

“I hope everything is going to be okay and that crime will be reduced in our community.”

Substance abuse has been identified as one of the major contributors to crime in the township.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)