National Police Commissioner General Kehla Sitole on Friday officially launched an operation to combat gang violence in the Western Cape, at a community meeting in Lavender Hill, on the Cape Flats.
Operation Thunder will see 269 police members from specialised units being deployed to hotspots which have been identified in the province.
Sitole says the aim of Operation Thunder is to stabilise gang ridden areas in the Western Cape where crime is rife. He says they will also be migrating more resources from across South Africa, to the Western Cape, to improve policing in the province.
” There’s quite a lot of resources that will be coming from National Headquarters, Provincial Headquarters, we are pushing them down to police stations so that we make optimal use of the resources and we take the resources where the crime is. So some of these police stations here, they will benefit out of that process which will include even the upgrading of some of the police stations,” says Sitole.
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