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Cut crime and economy will boom, says Western Cape police chief

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Cut crime and economy will boom, says Western Cape police chief

Multiple killings, railway metal theft, gangs, drugs, extortion and kidnappings will keep the undaunted veteran busy

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Western Cape police commissioner Lt-Gen Thembisile Patekile wants to revive the province’s economy after its battering at the hands of Covid-19.

The veteran cop dreams of an efficient public transport system. He wants tourists back on the streets. His eyes light up when he speaks about opportunities for the youth.

But Patekile, who joined the police service 38 years ago and was confirmed to the top provincial job in July 2021 after an acting stint, has his work cut out...

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