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Gauteng's crime rate increased by 41.1% between April and June 2023

VAAL TRIANGLE - Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi told a security symposium in Sebokeng, Vaal Triangle, yesterday that Gauteng has contributed 27.9% to the country’s overall crime statistics for the first quarter of 2023-2024. Between April and June this year, crime increased by 41.1% in Gauteng. The symposium is aimed at fostering partnerships with the private sector and finding innovative solutions to strengthen the crime fighting efforts in Gauteng. Lesufi together with Gauteng Department of Community Safety MEC, Faith Mazibuko and Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Elias Mawela as well as Private Security companies, signed a pledge to partner and strengthening collaboration in combatting crime. Lesufi says they need all the firepower and resources to fight crime. Speaking at a Security Symposium in Sebokeng, Vaal Triangle, yesterday, Lesufi said they have halted the issuing of liquor licences to help end the fight against drugs and the sale of illicit goods.

PHOTOS: (Gauteng Provincial Department)



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