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Lesufi Promises to Quit if He Fails to Combat Crime in Gauteng

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi has pledged to quit if he fails to combat crime in the province.

Lesufi’s remarks come after the murder of a five-year-old child in Soshanguve, who was shot and killed during a purported hijacking last week.

He stated that, while progress is being made in combating widespread lawlessness, the foundation of the problem is that the country’s enforcement methods are outmoded.

He believes that leveraging technology, such as the installation of cameras throughout the province and the use of drones, will make it simpler to prevent and respond to crimes.

However, if this fails, he has stated that he will not fight a lost battle.

“I am convinced that if I fail in my crime-fighting mission, I will give up. I will resign. I don’t want to depict a scenario in which I’m in charge of something and know I’m losing the war.”