He said some South Africans lived in communities hardest hit by violent crime are receiving the least protection from government.
Maimane visited the Nyanga police station as part of his oversight on Tuesday and received a briefing from management.
“This police station here in Nyanga serves a community that suffers the worst assault from violent criminals anywhere in South Africa, and yet it remains under-resourced.
“The people who live in Nyanga face the highest numbers of murder, rape and assault yet they have the fewest police officers per residents in the country. In Nyanga there is only one police officer for every 628 residents. The national average is one police officer for every 369 people.”