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Inner City Clean-Up and Crime Reduction Initiatives Launched by Joburg



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Dr Mgcini Tshwaku announced a new crime prevention initiative called #ManjeNamhlanje. SowetanLIVE reported the enterprise.

The Johannesburg MMC for public safety stated that the new campaign was for the safety of inner-city communities. He called on everyone to take responsibility for enforcing city bylaws. He also emphasised his desire to achieve a zero-crime rate in Johannesburg.

The campaign was launched at Constitutional Hill and supported by council speaker Colleen Makhubele and mayoral committee members. Makhubele praised the initiative, saying that the government of the local unity coalition can restore the city to its former glory if they work together.

After the launch, Tshwaku and the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officers walked through the CBD to address illegal waste management, street trading, and road safety issues. They also raided drug dealers and removed people from buildings that criminals had hijacked.

Tshwaku expressed his delight at his colleagues’ dedication to work with the public safety department in the fight against crime, particularly in revitalizing the Johannesburg inner city. He hopes the initiative will be sustainable in fighting lawlessness in Johannesburg and achieve economic growth in a safe environment.


Tshwaku is one of two Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) deployed in Johannesburg’s recently established government of local unity, spearheaded by mayor Thapelo Amad from Al Jama-ah, who succeeded Mpho Phalatse. The EFF leader Julius Malema instructed the party to take positions of power in the government to demonstrate service delivery capabilities and governance and gain experience before the 2024 national elections.

Picture: TimesLIVE / Sisanda Mbolekwa

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