Loonat now cluster chair too

2015-07-07 06:01
Hanif Loonat

Hanif Loonat

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Hanif Loonat has been elected as the Mitchell’s Plain Community Police Forum (CPF) cluster chairperson.

This comes after Loonat was “ousted” a month ago from his position as Lansdowne CPF chairperson (“CPF chair ousted”, People’s Post, 16 June).

He was then re-elected two weeks ago and over the weekend, during a CPF cluster election, he was elected as cluster chairperson.

The police stations that are part of the cluster are Grassy Park, Lansdowne, Mitchell’s Plain, Steenberg, Athlone, Lentegeur, Strandfontein and Phillipi.

Loonat says he is very excited about his new position and he plans big things in his tenure.

“This is one step forward for me. I plan to get back into community policing in a big way again,” Loonat says.

He adds his plans for CPFs in the cluster is to work together and ensure that everyone “is on the same page”.

“We need to foster a relationship between neighbouring CPFs where the one will assist the other in community policing duties. This is the only way we can take back our communities,” he says.

Neighbourhood watches will also form part of his focus, he says.

“We will make sure they understand their mandates. Plans will also be set in place to ensure these bodies get the necessary training,” he says. V

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