Durban - KwaZulu-Natal will allocate more resources to the police to help fight crime in the province, premier Senzo Mchunu said on Wednesday.
He was responding to police commissioner Riah Phiyega's crime prevention strategy, presented to an executive committee meeting in Pietermaritzburg.
Mchunu said he wanted KwaZulu-Natal to be at the forefront of the fight against crimes such as housebreaking, drug trafficking, stock theft, hijackings, and rape.
“Government will continue to allocate resources to support community crime prevention associations, street crime committees and neighbourhood watch groups in order to make it impossible for criminals to operate.”
He said law enforcement agencies had put measures in place in the province to deal with crime during the festive season.
“Hotspot areas have been identified and police have been deployed accordingly to prevent contact crime.”