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SAPS to engage stakeholders before building police stations in CT

This comes after a plan to upgrade the Muizenberg Police Station drew criticism.

Picture: SAPS

CAPE TOWN - The South African Police Service (SAPS) says it will engage with all stakeholders with regards to the building and renovations of police stations in Cape Town.

A plan to upgrade the Muizenberg Police Station drew criticism.

Deputy Police Minister Bongani Mkongi has subsequently announced that the upgrades will not go ahead and the money that was to be spent on the renovations will rather be spent on bolstering police resources in areas with high crime rates.

SAPS officials say further engagement with the Public Works Department and other stakeholders need to take place before it can give further comment on the matter.

Mkongi says funds for the Muizenberg station upgrade should be redirected to more needy communities like Makhaza, Nyanga and Samora Machel.

Lobby groups have welcomed his announcement.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)