Peaceful march for new police station

2016-05-11 06:00
Photo: Supplied Hlomendlini community members embarked on a peaceful march on Saturday demanding that a new police station be constructed in the area.

Photo: Supplied Hlomendlini community members embarked on a peaceful march on Saturday demanding that a new police station be constructed in the area.

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THE ANC Youth League – Hlomendlini branch led residents of the area in a peaceful march on Saturday from Padianagar to Hlomendlini Sports Grounds where a memorandum of demands was handed over to the South African Police Service, KwaDukuza cluster.

A member of the local youth league, Thobias Nie Ntuli said community members embarked on the march protesting against social ills in the area and that a new police station should be built closer to residents as the current Newark police station is far away and people face difficulties when they have to report crimes.

He said the community also stated that a satellite police station be placed in the area while a new one is being built.

Ntuli said the community also complained about police officers in the Newark station who allegedly do not carry out their duties accordingly and allegedly accept bribes.

He said the community also complained about taverns operating illegally in the area. Newark SAPS communications, Malusi Ngubane said SAPS were given 21 days to report back to the community and that the memorandum they received was handed over to the cluster commander, Brigadier Bheki Zondi. He said the memorandum stated that construction of a new police station located closer to Hlomendlini residents should commence in July this year.

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