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City and Province to fight to maintain Metro Police

1 August 2016

Today, 1 August 2016, Western Cape Minister for Community Safety, Dan Plato, City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia De Lille; and City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith, will announce possible legal action to challenge the constitutionality of the White Paper on Policing which recommends the creation of a single police service.

The Civilian Secretariat for Police has circulated the White Paper on Policing and requested comments from all spheres of government. Comments and input from both local and provincial government have in large part been ignored.

The Mayor and Minister Plato will publicly place on record the objections to, and the impact that particular aspects will have on our spheres of government and the safety of our residents.

Note: All media are invited.

Date: Monday, 1 August 2016
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Venue: City of Cape Town Traffic Management Centre (TMC) Boardroom, Ground Floor, cnr Hugo and Frans Conradie, Goodwood


*Parking is available on the grass at the Municipal Law Court temporary parking on the grass, next to the fire station.


Media Enquiries: 

Ewald Botha
Spokesperson for Minister Plato
Cell: 079 694 1113

Pierrinne Leukes
Spokesperson for the Executive Mayor – Patricia De Lille,
City of Cape Town
Cell: 084 272 7614