Anti-crime tourney held

2015-05-06 06:00

THE Sports Against Crime Tournament held on Saturday, 18 April, in the small town of Bothaville saw members of the public and private sector, join hands to fight crime.

The one-day event featured netball and soccer clubs of the Department of Correctional Services, Sedibeng Water, Narisac and the Community Workers Programme police, as well as the police of Bothaville and Sasolburg.

The main purpose of the event was to continue efforts aimed at sensitizing people to criminal activities and crime hotspots in their community.

A door-to-door campaign was undertaken by the participants during which pamphlets were handed out with a view to making the community aware of the dangerous crimes committed in their area, and what the community can do to protect themselves.

Lebohang Lechesa, spokesperson of the Welkom police, said assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm, rape, housebreaking and alcohol abuse were among these drimes and are a cause of concern.

The Bothaville Sedibeng Water women’s netball team and the Community Workers Programme men’s team were the overall winners of the tournament. Each team received a trophy

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