In a bid to affect the criminals involved in protection racketing, the police minister, Bheki Cele found out a committee to curb this menace.
This committee was found out in Cape Town .
He disclosed this latest step to the media on Wednesday afternoon along side Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz and Safety and Security Mayco member JP Smith.
Cele said reports reaching him indicated that criminals demand ‘protection money’ from Cape Town businesses, including restaurants and occasional shops.
“We view this example very seriously as this doesn’t only constitute a criminal offense but this also directly impacts on the grand economic strategy of this country.”
According to him, the committee will involved all the amount of state and would add resources to deal with the matter .
“We are inviting the people of Cape Town to not do business with these people.”
The minister on Wednesday visited business in Long Street.
He expressed his concern as he noticed that companies were withdrawing protection racketing cases from the station.