Hostile reception for police minister in Nyanga


FILE: Police Minister Nathi Nhleko on Wednesday 27 July 2016 held a media conference on political killings ahead of local government elections.

CAPE TOWN – Police Minister Nathi Nhleko came under fire during Thusdday&39;s visit to Cape Town&39;s Nyanga township – dubbed the murder capital of South Africa.

Angry residents said they were tired of the government being unable to tackle crime in their community.

Nhleko was joined by the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster as part of a campaign to engage with communities.

Between March 2013 and April last year, 305 cases of murder were reported to the Nyanga police station – the highest number in the country.

Disgruntled residents say they see crime around them on a daily basis.

But the minister says Nyanga’s problems aren’t unique to those faced in other parts of the country. 

* eNCA reporter Athi Mtongana filed this report. Watch the video in the gallery above.

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