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Fikile Mbalula promises increased police visibility in Nyanga

The minister this week released annual Crime Stats that showed Nyanga remains the murder capital of South Africa.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula and SAPS officials waiting to address community members in Nyanga, Cape Town. Picture: Graig-Lee Smith/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has told a community meeting in Nyanga that the lack of visible policing will soon be a thing of the past.

Mbalula is visiting the area following the release of Crime Stats this week.

Residents from Langa and Philippi East have also gathered to hear the minister speak at the Zola Hall in Nyanga.

Community members have come out in their numbers to listen to Mbalula.

The minister this week released annual Crime Stats that showed Nyanga remains the murder capital of South Africa.

Some 281 murders were recorded in the past financial year.

Mbalula has on Thursday promised to ensure there is more visible policing in Nyanga and other crime stricken areas.

He wants police station commanders and officers to be more accessible to communities.

LISTEN: #CrimeStats analysis: Is govt doing enough to end gun violence?

WATCH: Nyanga to receive second police station

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)