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13/01/2017: A new day has dawned for public safety in Joburg
13 January 2017
Today, Friday 13 January 2017, a meeting was held between Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba; Provincial Police Commissioner, General De Lange; and Provincial Head of the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Advocate Chauke.  
 
The meeting was also attended by the MMC for Public Safety, Michael Sun, Chief of Police, 
Zwelibanzi Nyanda, and Head of the City’s Anti-Corruption Unit, Shadrack Sibiya. 
 
At this meeting, a strong partnership was forged between the City, the SAPS and the DPP. This partnership has been developed on the basis of the uncompromising political support for the work of the SAPS and DPP in the City of Johannesburg. 
 
Mayor Mashaba also received the absolute commitment from the SAPS and DPP to work closely with the City in dealing with the public safety and judicial challenges in the City. 
 
Areas of close collaboration discussed include: 
•       Coordination between the JMPD and the SAPS in visible policing of crime hot spots;
•       Cooperation between the City’s K9 Narcotics Unit and the SAPS in combatting the rampant trade of drugs in the City; 
•       Close collaboration in the City’s efforts to address illegal hijacking of buildings in the Inner City and undocumented foreigners;
•       By-Law enforcement on matters pertaining to issues such as illegal informal trading in the Inner City, illegal taxi ranks and over-crowding; and
•       A coordinating task team between the SAPS, DPP and Shadrack Sibiya to fast track the arrest and prosecution of corrupt officials in the City;
 
“There is no question that we are paving a new way forward for the City of Johannesburg. This collaboration and cooperation is what the City needs in order to restore the rule of law and regain the confidence of our residents, businesses and investors,” said Mayor Mashaba. 
 
“With this partnership established today, our City has laid the ground work for a future where government, law enforcement agencies and the judiciary will work together. We will work tirelessly to ensure a future where our residents feel safe and the criminal and corrupt live in fear.”
 
For further information, please contact:
 
Tony Taverna-Turisan
Director of Communications
Office of the Executive Mayor
City of Johannesburg
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