Kaunda urges Dambuza to fight crime

2018-05-16 06:00
MEC for Transport Mxolisi Kaunda (left) and Msunduzi Mayor Themba Njilo leading the peace walk in Dambuza on Tuesday.PHOTO: lethiwe makhanya

MEC for Transport Mxolisi Kaunda (left) and Msunduzi Mayor Themba Njilo leading the peace walk in Dambuza on Tuesday.PHOTO: lethiwe makhanya

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KWAZULU-NATAL MEC for Transport,Community Safety and Liaison Mxolisi Kaunda has urged Pietermaritzburg South Cluster Commander Major-General Phumelele Makhoba to deploy a task team to investigate all unresolved cases in Dambuza so that criminals can be arrested.

Kaunda was speaking at the launch of the anti-crime programme in Dambuza on Tuesday.

He said people deserve to live happily without having to worry about criminals still roaming the streets.

“This is just the beginning. Today we just want to pass a message to all criminals out there that we are coming for them. There will be no place to hide now. We have heard that there are people who sell drugs in this area [Dambuza] and rob workers on their way to work in the mornings. As from today that will stop ... you can not commit a crime and walk free.

“If there is any community member who opened a case but was never resolved or the perpetrator was not caught, I urge you to go back to the police station where you opened the case, we are going to re-investigate that case. If there are witnesses for those cases as well, they must come forward and speak to the police so that we can arrest criminals,” he said.

Kaunda said when he returns to Dambuza, he wants to host a big community meeting there to get more people involved in fighting crime.

“Members of the public know who are the criminals, they even know their names. You must report them to the police. They must also report the police officers who work with criminals, yet hide under police [the] uniform.”

He also urged women not to tolerate abuse and break the silence.

Msunduzi mayor Themba Njilo who was also a part of the peace walk said he is very happy that such a programme was launched in Msunduzi.

“This programme will help us to fight not only crime, but drugs as well. We have a big problem of drugs in this area. If we work together, we can put a stop to it.”

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