Extortion is a trending crime that has impacted construction projects nationally. Cape Town is beefing up security and offering rewards for tip-offs.
The police are on a recruitment drive to boost the number of detectives in the service. CPF leaders say that unless the forensics capacity of the police is also improved, detective services will remain overwhelmed and disabled.
Residents of Khayelitsha made a raft of recommendations to various spheres of government to fight crime in the township.
Police minister, Bheki Cele has intervened in the taxi violence in Mthatha that has claimed more than 60 people’s lives since 2016 by suspending major routes indefinitely, until the terms of a peace accord brokered between the warring taxi associations are respected.