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2022/06/24      |  Written By:  Mr M Ngxukumeshe   |   Province:  Western Cape

Rebuilding and repurposing the life and the activism of CPF in the Western Cape was long overdue to make the province a safer place to live with in reducing crime levels, this sentiment was expressed by by one of the nominated CPF Steering Structure member Buyisile Makhasi.

Makhasi was speaking during the second engagement pf CPF Board Chairpersons with SAPS at Love Life Centre in Langa on Saturday 11 June 2022.

The engagement which has been commissioned by the Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen Thembisile Patekile was a follow-up to the one which has been held on the 04 June 2022. Standing in for PC was the Deputy Provincial Commissioner Maj Gen Manci who pointed out that a Steering committee has to be expedited and must be done on the same day of the engagement.

 He said it must take on its shoulders the way-forward towards the establishment of the new CPF board structure.

Despite sharp criticism from some of the CPF representatives about the delays and non-transparent and unilateral decisions, Maj Gen Manci said both police and members of the community desperately need each other and could not afford to give up on each other.

Manci conceded that the relationship between police and community had been blowing hot and cold. However, he said all efforts to lay a strong foundation to rebuild that relationship was needed.   

After the seven member committee has been set up it was tasked to determine the terms of reference and timelines.

 The nominated members were from Wynberg, Milnerton, Overberg, Khayelitsha,  Eden, Nyanga,  and Mitchells Plain.