Business, citizens and the public sector come together to fight crime

2011-02-16 00:00

A BUSINESS Against Crime and Integrated Forums meeting was held at Zizi’s Restaurant in Umtentweni yesterday where different forums such as the Bank forum, Anti-Rape Strategy forum, the Chamber of Commerce, SAPF, Department of Justice, Road Traffic Inspectorate, Protection Services and the Health Department interacted.

The main focus of the meeting was to promote unity in the fight against crime and to encourage everybody present to try and make a difference. This idea was echoed in one of the guest speaker’s speech as Dr Peter Munns, vice president of the Chamber of Commerce, stressed that it is time for the public and business sectors to form partnerships with the police in Port Shepstone to fight crime.

Advocate Kanki Motshoetsa from the Justice Department elaborated on the Thuthuzela Care Centre and the excellent service that the facility offers to victims of sexual offences. Brigadier Agnes Nxamagele, in her capacity as station commander of Port Shepstone, received three televisions as a token of appreciation from the Chinese community of Port Shepstone.

The televisions will be utilised at the police station in the lecture and conference rooms. Nxamagele also praised the police members from Port Shepstone, who work long hours to combat crime in this station area. Lieutenant Colonel Zandra Wiid said that the meeting was very productive. “It is always good to see members of the business world and the public come together to take a united stand against crime,” she said.

Wiid also confirmed the meeting would become an annual event.

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