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COSATU Western Cape media briefing tomorrow Friday-14 September 2018 at 15h00
13 September 2018
The COSATU Office Bearers in Western Cape in collaboration with Civil Society organisations will hold a media briefing on Friday, 14 September 2018 at 15 00 am. The briefing will be held at COSATU Boardroom, Community House 1st Floor, and 41 Salt River Road.
We will use the briefing to outline our strategy on dealing with violent crimes in our society through the Mass Shutdown March. This is born out of desperation for the declining safety situation in the province as been shown by the recently released annual crime statistics:
The following issues will be covered in the briefing:
- There is an urgent need to review the war on drugs, so that it responds to the challenges in line with changing International standards.
- The coordination between the various policing agencies must be improved and be under a centralised control that is intelligence driven.
- The law must be used more effectively to arrest gangsters in terms of the pogo act.
- The private security agencies must be brought into the planning of a coordinated response to criminality.
- There is an urgent need to ensure that more intelligence is deployed into the crime prevention.
- The City of Cape Town is playing politics with crime and deaths have escalated during the last 10 years.
- The provincial government is turning crime into a political football and is not assisting adequately.
- The National Government is not providing adequate resources to address the challenges that communities are facing.
- The social welfare support must be increased to ensure that communities do not become reliant on gangsters support.
- The support for woman and children must be improved, so that it prevents the growing cases of violence.
For questions call Malvern De Bruyn at 081 325 9647, Roegshanda Pascoe 071 436 1504