ENCA in­ten­si­fies war on crime

● Abramjee hosts TV slot to keep scourge at bay

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - Television -

eNCA launches a new weekly pro­gramme on crime in No­vem­ber.

SA’s crime rate is a na­tional cri­sis. With more than 50 mur­ders a day, Po­lice Min­is­ter Bheki Cele says we are al­most on a par with coun­tries at war.

As a news chan­nel, eNCA feel a re­spon­si­bil­ity to play its part in fight­ing this war, and this is why they are launch­ing Crime­watch .

Crime­watch is a weekly pro­gramme that will be hosted by the pas­sion­ate anti-crime ad­vo­cate and vice-pres­i­dent of Crime Stop­pers In­ter­na­tional, Yusuf Abramjee.

“I’m ex­cited to host the show. We want to make South Africa safe, and Crime­watch will go a long way to con­tribut­ing to safer neigh­bour­hoods,” Abramjee said.

He will use his ex­ten­sive con­tacts and re­la­tion­ships with po­lice and se­cu­rity struc­tures to bring view­ers up to date on crime fight­ing in SA.

The pro­gramme will in­clude ver­i­fied footage of ac­tual crime scenes, in­ter­views with crime ex­perts and up­dates on ar­rests.

“Crime­watch is go­ing to make a dif­fer­ence. We will also fea­ture wanted crim­i­nals and miss­ing per­sons.

“We want the show to be in­ter­ac­tive, and view­ers are wel­come to share with us,” Abramjee said.

Crime­watch will also share tips on how to stay safe and pro­tected in a crime-chal­lenged coun­try. eNCA ed­i­tor-in-chief Mapi Mh­langu said, “Over many years Yusuf has es­tab­lished him­self as one of SA’s lead­ing crime jour­nal­ists and has a deep un­der­stand­ing of our crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem.

“We’re con­fi­dent he will use th­ese strengths to broaden the de­bate over the crime scourge in the coun­try; high­light de­fi­cien­cies in the sys­tem and also give praise when due to the SAPS on the crime front­lines.”

Crime­watch starts on eNCA (DStv Chan­nel 403) on Wed­nes­day No­vem­ber 14 at 9.30pm.

FIN­GER ON PULSE: ‘Crime­watch’ is a weekly eNCA pro­gramme to be hosted by the pas­sion­ate anti-crime ad­vo­cate and vice-pres­i­dent of Crime Stop­pers In­ter­na­tional, Yusuf Abramjee

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