Declaring war against crime

2017-11-29 06:02

MEC for Department of Community Safety and Liaison, M. Kaunda, who attended a crime awareness campaign in Umshwati in Ward 8, Swayimane Community Hall, met with stakeholders to report on progress regarding the reported killings, which had taken place in Wards 6 and 8.

He said some suspects had been arrested, but were released due to lack of evidence.

An appeal was also made to taxi drivers not to drink and drive. not to overload the vehicles. make sure the vehicles were roadworthy and that they had the necessary permit.

Umshwathi Mayor Siphindile Mbhele also urged SAPS and community to work hand in hand to reduce or get rid of crime in Umshwathi.

“As we are approaching the festive season, we request all Umshwathi citizens to be responsible for their lives and appeal to all road users to adhere to the traffic rules.”

The community requested MEC Kaunda to work towards building up and improving the satellite SAPS station in Swayimane as it has limited staff and resources to assist the big Swayimane community.

Furthermore, Ward 6 representatives requested to be serviced by the Wartburg Police Station as it is closer than Msunduzi SAPS, which is far away from them compared to Wartburg.

The issue of alcohol abuse, selling and the smoking of drugs like whoonga was also condemned.

- Sibusiso Mkhithi.

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