n SA Crime Quarterly - Operation iron fist after six months : provincial police strategy under review

Volume 2007, Issue 19
  • ISSN : 1991-3877



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 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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