Police use beauty to fight beasts

2015-12-17 06:00
The aspiring models who participated in the Beauty Against Crime event which was organised by Mfuleni SAPS, on Friday. Nonceba Majiza (left) and other two winners whose names we could not get, were also happy to be part of the event.

The aspiring models who participated in the Beauty Against Crime event which was organised by Mfuleni SAPS, on Friday. Nonceba Majiza (left) and other two winners whose names we could not get, were also happy to be part of the event.

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Mfuleni police officers have had a change of strategy when it comes to fighting crime in the area; They us beauty to lure the youth.

They recently held a Beauty Against Crime pageant in the area, as they figured this is the best place to find youth gathered in one venue, and address the spectre of crime.

The first one was held in 2013, and the youth has been drawn there like bears to a honey trap.

A bevy of beautiful belles strutted their stuff on the catwalk as they competed for the first spot in the contest.

Mfuleni High School was a hive of activity last Thursdays and was abuzz with youngsters from the area.

Mfuleni, like other townships is riven with crime, and the police wanted to create awareness around issues concerning human trafficking, missing children, drugs, gangsterism, and sexual offences.

Captain Nomathemba Muavha, communications officer at Mfuleni police station, said they targeted girls because mostly they get neglected in such campaigns while they are the ones who are mostly used as mules by drug dealers.

“Drugs dealers (are of the opinion that) we do not search them(girls).

That becomes a problem for the girls when we find the drugs on their bodies, because we will arrest them. This awareness is so that they do not allow anyone to use them,” Muavha said.

She also said they have seen a rise in the number of girls going missing during the festive season.

“We noticed that most girls disappear without letting any family member know where they are going which. Parents report them as missing, but then it is realized that the girl has failed to inform anyone that she is going to spend time with her boyfriend,” she added.

She said girls must also be equipped about domestic violence so they will be able to draw the line for their boyfriends on things that constitute any form of abuse.

Some witness domestic violence at home and end up thinking that is a norm for a relationship.

The event was also attended by Pink Ladies, a missing children’s organisation, Community Patrol Forum, (CPF),the Department of Social Development, Love Life and Stikland Hospital representatives.

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