ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH
 
For immediate release
 
22 September 2019
 
Mayor Kaunda Commends Police Action in Isiphingo As It Restores Business Confidence in the City
 
EThekwini Metro Mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda has commended the sterling work by the police in foiling a business robbery in Isiphingo after an intelligence-driven operation which claimed the lives of nine suspects yesterday.
 
Kaunda said such operations will restore business confidence in eThekwini Municipality. During his inaugural speech, Kaunda raised a concern about the scourge of crime in the inner city and secondary towns such as Pinetown, Isiphingo and Verulam.
 
“The levels of crime in these areas have forced some businesses to close shops and migrate to other parts of the province. As the municipality, we are going to work closely with the police to ensure that all crime hotspots within the municipality are monitored. The Metro Police, working with the SAPS will continue to intensify law enforcement in these areas to eradicate crime,” said Kaunda.
 
He said that he will continue to engage with the senior management of the police within the city to ensure that similar operations are conducted in other crime infested areas. The crime statistics released by the SAPS last week do not paint a good picture about the crime situation in the city. “Therefore, we are going to ensure that our integrated law enforcement plans zoom into the areas that have recorded increase in house and business robberies as well as murder.” said Kaunda.
 
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