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WC deploys an extra 1 000 police to crime hot spots

Over 1 000 newly-qualified police constables have been deployed in stations across the Western Cape since last month in an effort to combat high crime rates in the province.

The latest crime statistics show that 7 Western Cape policing precincts are among 10 classified as murder hot spots in South Africa.

Nyanga, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Kraaifontein and Delft are among the police stations where most of the national murder stats were recorded.

Western Cape police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khombinkosi Jula says the new officers have been deployed in addition to existing police resources.

We are beefing up in terms of resourcing of those particular police stations.

Khombinkosi Jula, Western Cape police commissioner

He adds that Saps, together with metro police and community groups are collaborating to reduce the high crime rates in hot spot areas.

Jula explains that other operations and task teams will also be accelerated in Delft, Nyanga, Khayelitsha and Manenberg.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

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