'I want to see the number of dead bodies reduced and jobs created'

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde last week announced Albert Fritz as the new community safety MEC.

Speaking to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies, Fritz says he is walking into the post not only to do oversight but to alter behaviour in dealing with socio-economic problems faced by communities.

He says his eight years experience in the Department of Social Development has shown that people enter a life of crime due to lack of jobs and opportunities.

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I already had my first meeting with David Maynier discussing the whole thing around how we going to work together and how at a micro-economic level are going to create jobs.

Albert Fritz, Community safety MEC - Western Cape Government

How do we create an environment that is safe, an environment for people to come and invest, where trains don't burn?

Albert Fritz, Community safety MEC - Western Cape Government

Fritz says one of the things he wants to deal with in the province is to eradicate the silo mentality.

We need to make sure that the silo mentalities are eliminated, that's how we going to have a bigger impact.

Albert Fritz, Community safety MEC - Western Cape Government

I want to see a number of people in jobs and I want to see the number of dead bodies reducing.

Albert Fritz, Community safety MEC - Western Cape Government

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


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