Only three flying squad vehicles for PE today but MEC differs

The flying squad in Port Elizabeth only has three operating vehicles today (one came out of the garage yesterday), according to information that I have received.

This is in stark contrast to a reply I received on 4 March 2016 from the MEC for Safety and Liaison, Weziwe Tikana, stating that the flying squad has 11 vehicles of which six are in the garage.Reply to q 11 flying squad

I am also informed that the flying squad currently has no operational high-performance vehicles, whereas the reply says there are five.

The DA believes that a safe city requires a highly responsive and well-resourced flying squad that citizens can rely on in a time of crisis. The squad must have the right high-performance vehicles to enhance their capability to catch criminals.

A safe and secure environment is a prerequisite for investor confidence and job creation.

I will be conducting an unannounced oversight visit to determine the actual facts. — Bobby Stevenson MPL, Shadow MEC for Safety and Security¬†

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