Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi has expressed satisfaction with resolving the legal status of the province’s crime prevention wardens, who are now officially granted the same legal standing as provincial traffic officers. According to Jacaranda FM, Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola announced this development in response to a request made by the Gauteng local government in June.
Lesufi had initially deployed 6,000 peace officers in a crime prevention strategy for Gauteng, allocating over R1 billion for training, high-tech equipment, and vehicles for the wardens. The clarification from Minister Lamola addresses uncertainties about the wardens’ status, confirming them as a legal and well-equipped provincial law enforcement body under the supervision of other law enforcement agencies.
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