Cape Town’s city bosses have provided proof that national police management has agreed to work with it to find ways of dismantling the kidnapping and extortion rings in the Mother City.

Last week, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith told Heart FM News about the establishment of a multi-party kidnapping task force.

He said the police’s top brass agreed to use the City’s special investigation units and services to try and address these crimes.

However, national police commissioner Fannie Masemola’s spokesperson said there’s no such agreement.

But Smith explains that he based his statement on the contents of a letter directly from the Commissioner.

Smith says a meeting between the City and Provincial Police Management took place to discuss how such a task force would work, but that there was no finality on the talks. But Smith says from his position, they’re assuming that the directive from the national commissioner will be honoured.

Below is a copy of the letter Smith has provided to Heart FM News as proof of an agreement in principle to establish the task force.