W Cape Premier Winde: We would like to manage Saps in the province

After a bloody long weekend that claimed more than 40 lives due to shootings and stabbings on the Cape Flats, and the spate of jewellry store robberies, concerns around high crime levels continues.

Kieno Kammies speaks to Premier Alan Winde about the fight against crime.

Winde's relationship with National Police Minister Bheki Cele has been rocky in the past with his campaign promise to improve the provincial police force not yet met.

He insists it is still something he wants to achieve.

There has been a lot of pushback from the national minister. He says no it is never going to happen. But we will still continue to fight for that.

Premier Alan Winde - Western Cape

The provincial policing budget is just short of R1 billion, but there are many shortfalls as Western Cape Safety and Security MEC Albert Fritz outlined in the earlier interview regarding abalone poaching, says Winde.

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That is why we would like to have the management of Saps in the province and we will continue to push for that.

Premier Alan Winde - Western Cape

Winde says Minister Cele did not communicate with him during his recent visit to the Western Cape.

He is not actually playing the game when it comes to building partnerships.

Premier Alan Winde - Western Cape

Listen to the interview below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : W Cape Premier Winde: We would like to manage Saps in the province


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