Opinon: We need more than bravado from Police Minister to tackle violent crime

Talk show host Xolani Gwala says Police Minister Fikile Mbalula will have to show more than just 'bravado' in front of TV cameras to tackle increasing incidents of violent crimes.

Reflecting on recent events including threats against political figures, Gwala says the minister should start by appointing an effective national police commissioner.

The only way to deal with these crimes is to have a focused policing plan and not just bravado from the minister on the podium, in front of TV camaras etc but comprehensive plans that shows that he has studied the dynamics, and deal with these issues.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast Show anchor

As things stand in South Africa, people commit these crime and are never arrested.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast Show anchor

Start with appointing the national commissioner, appoint people who are experienced in running the police service and people who would know what to do under these circumstances.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast Show anchor

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