BF has own station

2016-10-13 06:00
 Nyanga police station commander Brigadier Vuyisile Ncatha (right) pictured with constable Ayanda Gunya and Seargent Khunjulwa Khuboni, at the new satellite police station.  PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

Nyanga police station commander Brigadier Vuyisile Ncatha (right) pictured with constable Ayanda Gunya and Seargent Khunjulwa Khuboni, at the new satellite police station. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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Brown’s Farm now has its own satellite police station in response to repeated calls from the community of this crime ravaged vast area.

Two Saturdays ago, the station was opened to residents from the Browns Farm, Victoria Mxenge and Hazeldean areas.

The police station is based at the Philippi Railway Station a, where residents can now report cases, certify documents and sign affidavits.

As yet, they won’t be able to get criminal record clearances, competency applications and reporting of accidents as these are still done at the Nyanga Police station, according to Nyanga Police Station Commander Brigadier Vuyisile Ncatha.

Ncatha said that they were very pleased to have begun running crucial services at the station.

“I am very please to see that the demands of the public has been met, where they no longer need to walk long distances to open cases(in Nyanga).

In some cases, people have had to come back the following day to open cases as they could not reach the station(on time),” he said.

He said that the Browns Farm area is one of the most crime-ridden areas in the Cape.

He said that murder, robberies, house breakings as well as drug abuse were some of the biggest challenges they faced in the area.

“The also seems to be an attitude among criminals in this area where police presence is not a deterrent from conducting crime. We need residents to work with police and protect the police as well,” he said.

Nyanga CPF Secretary Dumisani Qwebe said the ball was now in the hands of the residents as far as crime reporting was concerned.

“It is more important now for residents to form strong street committees and a strong Sanco that will work with the police to rid the area of crime,” said Qwebe.

Qwebe said he believed the residents understood the meaning of working with the police. “Community members have handed criminals over to police(instead of taking the law into their own hands).

“We are hoping that this station will have its own staff and resources such as vehicles and must not stifle Nyanga police station.”.

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