Call for public support for #MorePolicingPower
30 August 2022
As Mayor, I recently wrote to the National Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, to request additional policing powers under Section 99 of the Constitution, for the City to have a fully-fledged police service. This will allow our officers to investigate crime and ensure criminals are put behind bars. We need your support to show the national government how much these policing powers are needed in our city.
Click here to tell Minister Cele that he needs to assign those powers to the City of Cape Town:
Minister Cele has previously said that he cannot devolve power in the absence of a constitutional amendment. However, Section 99 provides that "a Cabinet member may assign any power or function…to a Municipal Council.”
The City is doing everything within its limited resources and ability to make our City safer for all residents. This financial year, the City is implementing a record R5,4bn safety budget, with 230 additional officers being employed in this cycle, and significant investments into crime-fighting tech.