Nyanga remains number one in crime

2019-09-19 06:00

Nyanga police station remains on top of the crime statistics in the country despite Samora Machel having a new police station.

Khayelitsha, Philippi East, Harare and Gugulethu police stations are among the top 10 in this year’s statistics.

In total murder cases reported in Nyanga decreased from 308 from the previous crime stastics to 289.

Meanwhile, Samora Machel which opened in November last year recorded 30 murder cases. Philippi East recorded a notable decline by 20 murder cases from 205 to 185, while Gugulethu registered registered an decrease of 27 murder cases from 182 to 155.

Langa police station registered the lowest number with 50 to 52 from last year.

All three Khayelitsha stations recorded increase with Harare registering 24 more cases compared to last year, and Khayelitsha increasing from 192 to 221.

Lingelethu West increased from 41 to 62 while Mfuleni decreased from 157 to 154.

Nyanga Community Police Forum (CPF) chairperson Buyisile Makasi said they are not happy to still be number one on crime statistics. He said they welcome the decrease because it shows that police are doing their job. Makasi said the opening of Samora Machel station has also played a role in the decrease. “We will have to pull our socks up together with police so we can see a difference in the next crime statistics,” he said.

Khayelitsha CPF chairperson Nomawethu Mosana said they have never been in the top 10 before.

She said that murders have gone up in the precinct which is as a result of a lot of guns in the community.

She said they will sit down with the police and see how best they can tackle crime.

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