Provincial senior management led by the Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga yesterday met the delegation from National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NAFCOC) at SAPS Provincial Head office in Zwelitsha, Eastern Cape.
The meeting follows a series of other engagements with critical stakeholders that are involved in the fight against crime. NAFCOC delegation was led by its president Mr Sabelo Macingwane. During his presentation Mr Macingwane expressed serious concerns about the amount of lawlessness troubling communities particularly the business community. Reading from the statement issued to media on law enforcement efforts to eradicate counterfeit and illegal goods, the National President of NAFCOC appreciated efforts and police initiatives undertaken by the SAPS countywide.
Referring to the recent incident in Johannesburg where Police officers came under attack from the members of the community, NAFCOC reiterated its condemnation for the acts of violence directed at the police. Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Mr Macingwane committed to provide unqualified support to the SAPS as they continue to fight crime in the province.
All the delegates from NAFCOC were unanimous in their determination to ensure that police were assisted in every way possible to win the war against criminality. NAFCOC also raised serious challenges regarding the undocumented foreign nationals and immediately called for the establishment of a forum where these critical issues will be discussed in detail and workable solutions explored.
The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga welcomed the presentation by the business community, indicating that SAPS shares the same views with NAFCOC in relation to denouncing acts of criminality and attacks on Police. General Ntshinga highlighted that Police have made remarkable successes on counterfeit and illegal goods especially where these have been reported. A call was made to members of NAFCOC to report any suspected illegal activity so that police can attend to it immediately. A broader meeting which will include other role players such as Home Affairs, the Municipalities, NPA and South African Revenue Service is to be convened in order to thrash out all issues of common interests.
Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana
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