KZN police chief says SAPS ‘homing in’ on hitmen in the province

KZN police chief says SAPS ‘homing in’ on hitmen in the province

KZN police chief Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi says they're homing in on hitmen in the province.

KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi 14 july
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He says they've set up teams to track them.


"The minister always talks about the number of hit men coming from KZN, and they are not only affecting the rest of the country but are quite active in KZN as well. So, we've been deploying a strategy of man-marking, to follow each one of the hitmen. 


Mkhwanazi says some of their colleagues have also been victims of contract killings..


“It was not only criminals who died; police officers died in the process as we are busy with this war on crime in our province, but fortunately, quite a number of criminals were neutralised."


Mkhwanazi was speaking at a briefing on the SAPS crime-fighting initiative, Operation Shanela.

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The initiative was launched in May last year in an effort to deal with crime in high-density areas.


The KZN police commissioner says local police have been focussing operations on areas contributing to crime.

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