The IFP has called on law-enforcement agencies to launch a united offensive against crime. The party said this in a statement issued today in which it expressed shock at SABCTV News Expose which demonstrated how easy it is to acquire powerful explosives used in the mines from illegal gangs. These explosives are then used in cash-in transit heists. This report coincided with another one which reported of “more than 200 kilograms of gel explosives, thought to be similar to those used in cash-in-transit heists, have been stolen from the Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) in KwaZulu-Natal.”
IFP Deputy National Spokesperson said “clearly, crime has reached extraordinary levels. It therefore calls for extraordinary responses.” Mazibuko said the mining industry is challenged to act swiftly to intensify its security within the mines so that criminals do not have access to these dangerous explosives. “It is time also that all law-enforcement agencies launch a united and extra-ordinary offensive against these callous criminals. In particular, the intelligence community must up the ante and stay ahead of crime-plotters so as to be able to nip this scourge in the bud. Otherwise, we will surrender country’s our-hard won freedom to the hoodlums,” said Mazibuko.
M. Joshua Mazibuko
IFP Deputy National Spokesperson
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