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PanyazaLesufiThe Citizen reports that Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi has called the 2,500 military veterans who are joining the province’s traffic wardens, “the generation that will end lawlessness in our province”.

He was addressing a large crowd of those recruits at a packed Grace Bible Church in Soweto on Wednesday. “We’ve convened you to send you to go and defend our freedom for the second time. We’ve convened you to say ‘we can’t surrender our country and our province to criminals … we can’t allow criminals to do as they wish’,” the premier told those present. He said he did not want to be accused of not training the veterans properly, so they would be retrained. “Commanders, you are going back to school … We don’t want accusations that you do not have the necessary paperwork … We want you to be properly trained. We want you to have the necessary power to ensure that we defend what we need to defend.” Lesufi said the wardens must target the Hillbrow and Sunnyside areas in Johannesburg and Pretoria, respectively. “We must send a strong message to [two areas] – and I trust you – Hillbrow, Sunnyside here we come,” he stated.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Nicholas Zaal at The Citizen

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