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WC top cop Yolisa Matakata expected to stabilise policing in the province

13 December 2019 12:28 PM
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Premier Alan Winde and ANC's Cameron Dugmore are behind Matakata, who's tasked with bringing stability to policing in the province.

The DA and ANC have both welcomed the appointment of Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata as the provincial police commissioner for the Western Cape.

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says Matakata will need all the support she can get to tackle crime in the province.

RELATED: Yolisa Matakata appointed new WC police commissioner

We have to give her 100% support. We can't allow politics to get in the middle of it. She's going to have a very tough job.

Alan Winde, Western Cape Premier

Cameron Dugmore, leader of the ANC in the provincial parliament, says Matakata is a seasoned professional who is familiar with the region.

RELATED: MEC Fritz hopes new WC top cop can help take politics out of community policing

Both Dugmore and Winde agree that government officials will have to put politics aside in a concerted effort to improve safety.

Matakata will have the difficult job of deciding how to equitably distributed police resources across the Cape, Dugmore explains.

I see the Lieutenant General as someone who will help us to stabilise and build unity.

Cameron Dugmore, opposition leader - Western Cape Legislature

Listen to the discussion on Today with Kieno Kammies:


13 December 2019 12:28 PM
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Cameron Dugmore
Yolisa Matakata
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Western Cape Premier Alan Winde
Western Cape Police Commissioner Yolisa Matakata

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