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.


Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24


Enter the examination number or search by province or school (NSC Students) to view results.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.