Tshwane police engages pupils to encourage partnership to keep schools safe

2019-07-28 16:30


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Encouraging pupils to work closely with police to ensure safety in schools, the Tshwane District Commissioner Major General Daniel Mthombeni, took a bow shortly before shaking hands with the local police station's junior commissioner from Pretoria Technical High School, Ntshovelo Chauke.

Tshwane district Police Commissioner and Junior Po

Tshwane district Commissioner Major General Daniel Mthombeni with Junior Commissioner Ntshovelo Chauke.

(Supplied: Captain Daniel Mavimbela, Sunnyside SAPS)

"Nothing about you without you, was Mthombeni's punchline directed at the learners, who had attended the event clad in their full school uniform," Police Spokesperson Captain Daniel Mavimbela said in a statement on Sunday.

The event at Petra Full Gospel Church in Sunnyside, Pretoria was attended by among others, local ward councillors, the South African National Civic Organisation, church leaders and the community police forum.

Those in attendance agreed that high crime volumes in Sunnyside could only be addressed by close collaboration between residents, police and other affected parties.

The chairperson of the body corporate at the once notorious Tambotie flat, Bongani Sarela, said measures that were put in place more than a year ago following their partnering with the local police had brought stability at that flat and others around it. 

"The robberies, scams and drug dealings at Tambotie are a thing of the past. Go to Tambotie now and you will be greeted by a completely different atmosphere," Sarela said.

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