#Crimemustfall walk concerns

2016-03-16 06:00

THE public should be made aware of the following inaccuracies stated by the pseudo Amanzimtoti CPF public relations officer in the local press last week.

• No invitations were received by any of the delegates as far as we are concerned.

• No briefing document was made available beforehand.

• The personal attack on the Sector 1 chairperson is uncalled for and in very bad taste. This is, once again, proof that the person and not the problem is being attacked.

It is a fundamental right to write letters to the editor. In this case, an article concerning the proposed march was published on 4 March. A letter was then written to the editor in response to the article. The paper in question saw fit to send this letter, which was addressed to the editor, for comment to the spokesperson of the pseudo CPF. What was the intent of the editor? It certainly elicited inflammatory comment. Was this the intention?

The new station commander is at the coalface of crime and is to be commended for his hands on approach to fighting crime in our area. He is there alongside his work force working many hours overtime to combat this scourge. He is making a difference and should be supported in his efforts.

Residents and ratepayers of Amanzimtoti are highly concerned with the proposed #Crimemustfall walk - resorting to this type of action shows lack of thought and consideration. These hash-tag conspiracies have led to excess violence, injuries, destruction of private property and public amenities. As we have seen happen elsewhere in South Africa, people have been bussed in to swell the crowds to support the hash tag resulting in mayhem and violence.

Let’s give Colonel Nkabinde the chance and community support he deserves without resorting to this type of action.

All the hash tags in the world will fail at solving crime. Perhaps it is time to go back to basics, starting with respect and working together, instead of resorting to futile measures such as “peaceful walks”?


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