“They have also allocated 16 police officers to the investigation of organised crime matters. Additionally, the National Prosecuting Authority has indicated that they are consolidating cases for future prosecution.”
The statement said Western Cape police commissioner Lt-Gen Yolisa Matakata briefed a provincial cabinet meeting this week that focused on safety.
Johan Brand, who recently resigned as the Western Cape police ombudsman, had been appointed to manage implementation of the provincial government safety plan.
Fritz said he and health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo would lead a new information-sharing project aimed at painting a complete picture of violence in the province.
The project will use the Cardiff Violence Prevention Model, developed at a university in Wales, which provides guidance on combining and mapping hospital and police data on violence.