Zuma meets top cops

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma will tomorrow meet more than 1000 station commissioners to discuss the battle against crime.

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma will tomorrow meet more than 1000 station commissioners to discuss the battle against crime.

The meeting comes in the wake of annual crime figures that revealed that about 50 people are murdered every day in the country.

According to the Presidency, Zuma will share his vision with the station commissioners and obtain first-hand accounts from them.

"The meeting forms part of Zuma's intention to meet public servants who are at the coalface of service delivery to ensure they understand government objectives from the highest office," the Presidency said.

Zuma, who had on previous occasions indicated his government's willingness to tackle crime head-on, might possibly emphasise that the police should be tough on crime.

Accompanying Zuma for the meeting at the Monument Function Centre in Pretoria will be Police Commissioner Nathi Mthethwa, Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeffrey Radebe, Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and Social Development Minister Edna Molewa.

All nine premiers and MECs responsible for community safety are expected to attend the 10am meeting.

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