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MangaungAfro Voice reports that a total of 600 metro police officers are set to be employed by the Mangaung metro to deal with law enforcement.  

The mayor, Olly Mlamleli, announced last week that the metro would finally employ metro cops.  She was speaking at the handing over of new fleet vehicles to the municipality law enforcement wing.  Mlamleli said that after they had appointed a chief of metro police, they would have 600 new recruits in total, to be hired in tranches.  “In June we will take the first 100 to training and in January next year we will recruit 200 more and the number will be added with another 200 in June next year and it will go on and on until we reach 600 recruits.”  The mayor observed that they had bought the fleet to improve service delivery.  She also addressed rumours that the municipality did not have diesel, saying:  “In actual fact, we have never had any shortage of diesel, it was stolen by some of the municipal workers and we are dealing with them at the moment, we will not tolerate that.”

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