South African police announced the recruitment of 5,000 new men on Friday to bring improvements in the fight against organized crime that is wreaking havoc in the southern African country.
The announcement was made by General Khehla Sitole, Chief of Police, during the open day at the Tshwane Academy near Pretoria for the benefit of police families.
« General Sitole, in his welcoming speech, said that the addition of more than 5,000 new recruits would strengthen front-line police, » said the South African police Twitter page.
Words that allowed the guests to discover the current challenges of the police in South Africa. Among these challenges, the fight against organized crime. Robberies, murders, rapes, feminicides, xenophobic violence, etc. According to the South African police, nearly 21,022 murders have been recorded in the country since the beginning of the year, or 58 homicides per day.
And these outlaws spare no one. Not even the police. Last September, for example, General Khehla Sitole was robbed of two televisions at his home.
But for SA Police Service, it is high time to take a big leap forward so that by 2030, the crime rate will drop significantly in the Rainbow Nation.
« This recruitment is based on the goals of the national development plan, which predicts that by 2030 people living in South Africa will feel safe at home, at school and at work, » said the police.