The South African Police Service (Saps) has launched a campaign to tackle cash-in-transit heists, armed robberies and hijackings across the country.
The National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole on Monday announced The National Stabilisation Plan which will see top cops getting out into the field in an effort to fight crime.
This Friday there will be a national close down which will included the Organised Crime Strategy. We are targeting the syndicates, we want to arrest them and take them to jail.— Khehla Sitole, National Police Commissioner
Sitole says he will be convening a meeting with the police veterans, those he says who left the service while 'still having a passion for the job', to help fight the spike in aggravated robberies.
I am convening all those who were patriotic in their country to discuss how to optimally use the capacity we have in the country.— Khehla Sitole, National Police Commissioner
Those who still want to come back into the force, and it's possible, we are also open to that...— Khehla Sitole, National Police Commissioner
To hear the rest of the conversation with Police Commissioner Sitole, listen below:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Police chief in call to former cops to help fight organised crime