Cape Town - The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday welcomed Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato’s announcement that the city has committed an additional R165.2 million to safety and security to help fight crime in the Cape Metro.
This adjustment budget will be tabled during a full council sitting on Thursday.
DA Western Cape Provincial Leader, Bonginkosi Madikizela said: “I am extremely pleased to see the Western Cape government and the City of Cape Town partnering to allocate an additional R165.2 million towards safety and security in the Cape Metro. This will mean approximately 100 extra law enforcement officers and almost 40 additional vehicles serving our city.”
At a press conference on Wednesday, Western Cape community safety MEC and DA premier candidate Alan Winde, along with mayoral committee member, JP Smith welcomed Plato’s announcement.
During the announcement, Plato said: “When I was elected as mayor in November, I committed to visiting our communities and hearing first-hand what they wanted from the City of Cape Town. The response was not unexpected due to the limitations placed on policing in this city by the national government.