Welcoming the many candidates from across the globe, Yusuf Abramjee, Head of Crime Line and the conference chairman said South Africa is not a third world dump and is going to host the best conference in the history of Crime Stoppers.
Abramjee’s speech sent a stern warning to criminals that they have nowhere to hide.
“We are going to renew our commitment to fight crime. The time has come to red card criminals. We will fight you at every corner of this country and the globe.”
Abramjee also thanked the local organizing committee for working tirelessly in organizing the conference.
National police commissioner Riah Phiyega also welcomed the delegates from across the world to the conference.
“I wish all delegates from South Africa, the Southern African Region, the African continent and beyond, the very best during the course of the conference. This is the ideal opportunity for like-minded individuals to teach, learn, network and grow with their special areas of expertise and skill.
Phiyega said that people who are aware of crime must report it.
“Somebody, somewhere, someone knows something about crime and therefore that person must come forward and talk about the crime they know and point out the criminal they know. Keeping quiet is not an option.”
“Together we can stop crime,” said Phiyega.
The 35th Annual Crime Stoppers Conference runs from the 12th to the 15th of October.