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Sat Oct 22 13:57:16 SAST 2016

Parliamentary committee lauds announcement of two new police units

TMG Digital | 18 February, 2016 19:59
The new units will deal with narcotics and illegal firearms. File photo
Image by: Peggy Nkomo. / Sowetan

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police has welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s announcement regarding the establishment of two new crime-fighting units which will fall under the Hawks (Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation).

The committee said it believed the establishment of the two specialised units would go a long way in fighting organised crime.

Committee Chairperson‚ Mr Francois Beukman‚ said the President’s announcement was in keeping with the kind of the police service and crime-fighting efforts envisaged in the National Development Plan (NDP) and was in line with the back to basics strategy.

Making this announcement during his response to the debate on his the State of the Nation Address‚ President Zuma said: "As part of the back to basics strategy the ministry of police will establish special units to deal with drugs and related transgressions and transnational crimes‚ as well as violence and proliferation of firearms in our society.”

The new units will deal with narcotics and illegal firearms.


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