'Khayelitsha councillors felt safety, security or policing was not a priority'

Councillors from Khayelitsha spend their budget on Chrismas parties and popularity purchases. This is according to City of Cape Town mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith.

As a result of the misspending of funds, Khayelitsha will not get CCTV cameras from the 44 the City of Cape Town will install.

The R17 million cameras will be installed in areas such as Blaauwberg, Table View, Milnerton, Plattekloof, Parow and Kraaifontein.

Speaking to John Maytham, Smith says the Khayelitsha councillors have not allocated money for the cameras in the budget.

92% of the CCTV cameras were budgeted for by DA councillors and the remaining 8% by ANC councillors.

JP Smith, Mayoral committee member , Safety and security at City of Cape Town

READ: CoCT installs CCTV cameras in public transport facilities for commuter safety

Not a single one of the Khayelitsha councillors felt safety, security or policing was a priority and so didn't provide for CCTV.

JP Smith, Mayoral committee member - Safety and security at City of Cape Town

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