Mohamed Ameen Dabhelia - 2018/11/29
The Chairman of the police portfolio committee says officials have made notable successes in cracking down on organised crime since the establishment of the anti-gang unit.
Francois Beaukman told Radio Islam that they believe the anti-gang unit can be rolled out in other hot spots around the country.
President Cyril Ramaphosa along with Minister of Police Bheki Cele launched the anti-gang unit in the Cape Flats.
Beukman emphasised that more effort and focus should be given by police management to the administrative and structural finalisation of specialised units within the police.
“The committee is of the view that the long delay in the finalisation of the approved structure of the two specialised units of the Hawks’ directorate for priority crime investigation to deal with illegal firearms and narcotics is a case in point.”
Beukman adds that the anti-gang unit's aim is to neutralise the activities of gangs and to also disrupt networks within the criminal economy.
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