Cape unveils R1bn-a-year plan to slash murder rate

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Cape unveils R1bn-a-year plan to slash murder rate

Boots on the ground are not enough, says premier in announcing a 'world-class' strategy

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The Western Cape government has spent the past weeks putting the final touches to its master strategy to cut murders in the province by half within 10 years.

Premier Alan Winde said on Thursday he would spend R1bn a year on training 3,000 more law enforcement officers, complete with a 150-strong contingent of investigators.

Some of the money will be allocated to early childhood development programmes to support 10,000 children and their caregivers for the first 1,000 days of their lives...

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