PORT ELIZABETH - Police Minister Bheki Cele is expected to launch the Western Cape Safer Festive Season Plan and open a new police station in Samora Machel.
Cele will be accompanied by the National Commissioner of Police, General Khehla John Sitole and the Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula.
The launch is expected to kick off on Tuesday in the Nyanga Cluster in Cape Town.
Spokesperson for the minister Reneilwe Serero said that the new police station would serve the community of Samora Machel in Nyanga, following an outcry from community members that population growth and spatial development in the area necessitated the establishment of another police station.
Serero said the new facility would alleviate caseloads from Nyanga Police Station, which was currently the murder capital of the country.
She said that additional personnel and vehicles have been allocated to Samora Machel to serve the community.
African News Agency (ANA)