Chairperson, thank you very much for this opportunity. I would like to thank the hon member for raising what I shall call a sticking point in our fight against crime, which is targeting gangsterism in particular. Some time ago government put in place an interdepartmental task team to focus specifically on this scourge.
On our side we realise that gangsterism is not only a web that permeates our communities, but also a web that resonates with inmates in our correctional facilities, for example. Therefore, if we are to overcome it, it is necessary to actually sniff it out wherever it is embedded in our system or in our society.
This government is determined to fight crime to the bitter end. We are co- operating as a cluster to ensure that we exchange information and compare notes to make sure that we close the loopholes where some of these challenges are finding a way to slip through. We must ensure that government's fight against crime and corruption, identified in the National Development Plan as a priority, finds its full expression. I thank you.