Enkululekweni residents rise up to fight crime

ON GUARD: The Inkululeko Neighbourhood Watch in Enkululekweni has been launched in a bid to curb crime in the area. Picture: BHONGO JACOB

ENKULULEKWENI residents in Mlungisi are taking a stand to fight crime. The Inkululeko Neighbourhood watch was officially launched on Tuesday evening with committee member Elias Magwayi said they were concerned with the number of criminal activities in the area. “Our children seem to have no future with the crime happening here. We patrol mostly on weekends, that is when there are more housebreaking and stabbings.”

They patrols have yielded positive results. “We sign our names before the patrol and we do not want anyone roaming in the street after 12. So far there has been some great change. There are less youngsters in street corners and less violence.

Resident Zolani Mbokotwana said they had over 200 people in each patrol. “Members are united, everyone is standing up against crime. We want to make sure that our area is known for being a safe.”

They were also engaging with the taverns to close on time. “We are not saying they should close their business but they should co-operate with us. The news were welcomed by Mlungisi station commander Colonel Gcinikhaya Taleni. “ The neighbourhood watch will be a recognised structure under the banner of community Police Forums. They will work hand in hand with us.”

 

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