Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
GAUTENG's Premier believes the Johannesburg Metro Police are under-utilised and need to be more involved in crime prevention in the province.
This week Nomvula Mokonyane, pictured, held a meeting with metro police chiefs in the province to see how to effectively use all the security agents to fight crime.
The premier decried the fact that metro police officers seemed to be focusing on issuing traffic fines. She also conceded that some officers were contravening by-laws on setting up speed traps.
Mokonyane explained that in terms of the by-laws the officers must first obtain a court order to set up a speed trap in a designated area.
Yesterday Mokonyane's spokesperson, Thabo Masebe, confirmed that an agreement was reached with the various security agencies, including the South African Police Service, metro police and the provincial traffic police that there was a need for an integrated crime fighting plan.
Mokonyane has indicated that the integrated crime fighting plan was part of her government's plan to improve service delivery.
She has also integrated several departments according to their responsibilities. For example, the erstwhile department of housing has now been integrated with the department of local government.
The premier has also "unbundled" the controversial Gauteng Shared Service - with the responsibility for procurement given back to individual departments.
Mokonyane said the establishment of the GSS as the centre for government procurement led to most departmental heads abdicating their responsibilities as accounting officers - leading to financial maladministration and even corruption in the tendering process.
The GSS, together with the treasury, now form part of the finance department.