JCPS cluster assesses safety in Mpuma

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Komatipoort - Government's Justice, Crime, Prevention and Security Cluster will on Tuesday meet with provincial policing structures to discuss beefing up crime prevention measures along Mpumalanga's border.

Director General in the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development Menzi Simelane, National Intelligence Coordinating Committee (NICOC) coordinator Silumko Sokupa as well as representatives from the Departments of Transport, Correctional Services, Home Affairs and Defence will attend the meeting.

The officials will be able to get first hand experience of the challenges at the Lebombo Border Post and the Ressano Garcia Border Post in Mozambique when they take a tour of the border.

They will focus on the passage of pedestrians as well as traffic and goods through the border.

They will be briefed by the Provincial Joint Operational Structure, comprising mainly of South African Police Services, National Intelligence Agency, National Prosecuting Authority and South African Defence Force who will be reporting on the general situation with regard to crime related programmes.

The integration will help establish a One Stop Border Posts or Co-located Border Post which results in various benefits including, amongst others, the significant improvement of efficiency in the facilitation of legal movement of people and goods across the two countries.

The cluster has also pledged to improve the effectiveness of law enforcement at all South African borders and ports.