She said that of these forty‚ eight were identified as “stubborn” – namely‚ Akasia‚ Ivory park‚ Tembisa‚ Kempton Park‚ Kagiso‚ Krugersdorp‚ Dobsonville and Honeydew. In these areas‚ police performance in combating crime was not improving.
“We are closely monitoring these areas through our intervention plan. We call them ‘stubborn’ because we are unable to really crack the performance in those areas. But we are still continuing with the bio-weekly sessions with those police stations – where they come in and account on issues where we have identified weaknesses‚” said Nkosi-Malobane.
“We have seen the murder rate increase by 3.2 percentage points as compared to the 2016-17 financial year. However‚ attempted murder has seen a decline of 8.4 percentage points. Assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm has declined from 39‚684 [recorded incidents] in 2016/17 to 39‚552 in 2017/18.
“Common assault in general is still a concern in Gauteng. In 2016/17 Gauteng recorded 42‚083 [incidents] while in 2017/18 we recorded 43‚587‚” she added.