Jika Joe woes: talks today at city hall

2010-06-28 00:00

PROSTITUTION, illegal electricity connections and crime at the Jika Joe informal settlements are among the issues that will be discussed in a meeting due to take place today at the city hall at 3 pm.

It will also be explained why the municipality failed to provide a big screen television, which was allegedly promised to residents for watching World Cup soccer matches.

Addressing the Jika Joe residents during a meeting, SA Police Force Warrant Officer Hamilton Madakana said many residents are not happy that their neighbours use their homes as brothels.

“Concerned residents want this act to stop as children may learn this habit. There is also an outcry that there are condoms lying about that children play with,” he said.

Madakana said the meeting will also help to ease tension between the residents of Village Road and Jika Joe.

“The illegal electricity connections have started clashes between the races who reside in these areas.

“The communities are frustra­ted because of a lack of service delivery. The police want to end this before it erupts to uncontrollable conflicts.”

Madakana also proposed a sector policing concept as a measure to end crime in the area whereby police will work closely with community representatives who will manage and maintain local crime prevention projects when the sector comman­der is not available.

 

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