CAPE TOWN, July 9 — A high-level meeting is being planned for Wednesday with Western Cape Cabinet ministers and senior police officials to discuss plans to curb police killings in the South African province.
Six policemen have been killed in the province this year and the Provincial Community Safety Minister, Dan Plato, says there is an urgent need to deal with the scourge.
“We discussed it at Cabinet also last week, the Cabinet noted what had happened. I think Premier Helen Zille is of the opinion that whatever plan she’s going to come up with, we need to do that with SAPS (South African Police Service),” he said here Tuesday.
“That is why SAPS will be present at the meeting, but the main theme of the meeting will be the killing of the police officers.”