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Statements By Dennie V Bloem On The Progressive Management Of Pollsmoor

25 October 2007

The African National Congress is encouraged by the joint visit of the Portfolio Committees on Correctional Services, Justice and Constitutional Development to Pollsmoor Prison on Tuesday 23 October 2007.

The growing confidence in the African National Congress in transforming our prisons into Correctional facilities was again demonstrated in the two Committees during this visit.

The ANC also notes the immense improvement by the Pollsmoor Management, now there\'s order, discipline and direction. It further acknowledges the steps taken by the Minister and the National Commissioner to strengthen the management of Pollsmoor when there was an outcry from the Portfolio Committee on Correctional Services with regard to the Management of Pollsmoor. We wish Mr. Mkhabela, the Area Commissioner of Pollsmoor many more strength in shaping Pollsmoor to be a better institution in order for the Department to implement its White Paper without any hindrance.

The African National Congress is heartened by the seriousness that the Department is taking in order to reaffirm our commitment to realise the injunctions of the Freedom Charter.

I thank you

ANC Member of Parliament

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