Police won’t lie down for violence

2016-03-22 06:00
Warrant Officer Goliath Botma searches two men during a pamphlet drive to raise awareness about domestic violence in the area.

Warrant Officer Goliath Botma searches two men during a pamphlet drive to raise awareness about domestic violence in the area.

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Wynberg police are urging community members to report domestic violence as soon as it happens.

Following a considerable number of reports of domestic violence police officers went on a pamphlet drive, encouraging people in Grand Central and the surrounding areas to not take domestic violence lightly.

Eight cases of domestic violence in the area have been registered with the Wynberg police.

Lieutenant Ntomboxolo Nqunqeka, spokesperson of Wynberg police, says they had to stand up and go talk to people.

“People must know that being beaten once is one time too many. Don’t wait until it’s out of hand. When people get angry one thing can lead to another and it can end up being murder.

“People must take it upon themselves to report to the police or even to open up to someone. We don’t take violence on women and children lightly. People can help us by reporting.

“Others don’t report this because they are in denial; they try justifying or protecting the abuser. They would even go to the extent to say he was just too angry,” she says.

To report crime or domestic violence call Wynberg police on 021 799 1300.

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