Eastern Cape puts the boot in crime

The Eastern Cape government plans to uproot crime in the area as part of their preparations for the 2010 World Cup.

The Eastern Cape government plans to uproot crime in the area as part of their preparations for the 2010 World Cup.

Thobile Mhlahlo, MEC for safety and security, said they wanted to make Eastern Cape safer for locals and tourists.

This comes after the national department of safety and security announced that it is spending more than R3 billion in equipping the police and other law enforcement agencies with Tetra (Terrestrial Trunked Radio).

Tetra is is a digital two-way radio system designed to revolutionise the way safety services communicate and respond to emergencies.

Tetra has already been introduced in Gauteng.

"The Eastern Cape will be next to implement the system," said Mhlahlo, adding that it would operate from East London, Mthatha and Port Elizabeth. - Sowetan

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