At last mobile cop shop for Site C

2016-05-26 06:00
 KDF chairman Ndithini Tyhido inspecting the new Site mobicop shop.

KDF chairman Ndithini Tyhido inspecting the new Site mobicop shop.

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Top police officials including Minister Nathi Nhleko will attend the hand-over ceremony of a mobile police station to residents of Site C on Friday.

To be held at the Site C Stadium in Solomon Tshuku Road, the event will be addressed by community leaders and the top police brass, including Nhleko, deputy minister Maggie Sotyu, national commissioner Lieutenant JK Phahlane and provincial Commissioner Major General Khombinkosi Jula.

Khayelitsha Development Forum (KDF) chairman Ndithini Tyhido said it will be a historic event for this community.

“For years these people have had to rely on Khayelitsha SAPS but now they will have the police on their door step.

“Crime victims know how it feels to have police around immediately after something has happened,”said Tyhido.

He said the installation of the mobile police station was an outcome of a disciplined but robust community mobilization, advocay and genuine lobby.

Social Justice Coalition (SJC) who have recently dragged Minister Nhleko to court demaning “more police resources for poor black communities” welcomed the news of the mobile station.

“We welcome the installation of the SAPS mobile station in Site C because the Khayelitsha Police Station doesn’t have enough capacity to police Site B and Site C,” said SJC spokesman Chumile Sali.

He said the mobile police station will ensure that residents of Site C have access to services offered by SAPS and that aditional resources will assist in combating crime in Site C. “We hope that the Ministry of Police will develop a long term solution by building a police station in Site C by 2019,” he said. Commenting on Thyido’s facebook page about the launch of the mobile station , DA councillor candidate Thulani Dasa was quick to send a warning.

“Please take lessons from the Masiphumelele mobile station arrangements so that Site-C does not end up in the same mess.

“It is worrying though how comrades are rushing these fundamental basic needs of our communities in an election year but we are watching whether this is a cheap electioneering strategy to regain power or a genuine cause to address community concerns.”

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