The Good Party is skeptical that the re-installation of the ShotSpotter system will bring about a reduction in gun-related crimes.
The detection system can accurately identify where gunfire is coming from in real time – and even say what kind of weapon is being fired.
It was previously in use in the three years up to 2019.
But the City and opposition political parties disagree on how effective that information was.
The Good Party’s Suzette Little questions how many guns and gun-users were actually taken off the streets of affected communities.
The new rollout is for another three-year contract, at a cost of over R30 Million.
Little says that what they want is effective crime-fighting efforts.
Image: ShotSpotter website