OPERATION IRON FIST AFTER SIX MONTHS: Provincial police strategy under review

  • Firoz Cachalia MEC for Community Safety, Gauteng
Keywords: police, South Africa, Gauteng, Operation Iron Fist, crime


At the beginning of July last year, the Gauteng MEC for Community Safety publicly announced the launch of a six month, high intensity police operation called Operation Iron Fist. This article draws from a media statement delivered by the MEC on 2 February 2007 in which the achievements of Iron Fist between July and December 2006 were discussed. Given that little information on policing strategy is currently provided to the public, the SA Crime Quarterly hopes, by publishing extracts of the MEC’s statement, to assist in documenting and publicising anti-crime efforts and to help hold accountable those in positions of leadership on crime in South Africa.

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