Johannesburg - The MEC for community safety in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, said on Friday he has held talks with Police Minister Bheki Cele about the province's policing needs and priorities.
Fritz in a statement said the meeting that occurred on Tuesday was conducted in a cordial spirit of collaboration and cooperation.
"Both Minister Cele and Minister Fritz agreed that the task of building safer communities requires immediate and priority attention," Fritz's spokeswoman Cayla Ann Tomás Murray said
"Minister Cele gave the assurance that the resourcing of police stations in the Western Cape is being addressed with no fewer than 1,000 new police recruits, out of the 5 000 currently receiving training at the SAPS Academy, that will be deployed in the Western Cape immediately after they have completed their training."
Cele and Fritz agreed that the "complexities surrounding the equitable distribution of police resources", will be best addressed via a negotiated process.