May 29, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Bheki Cele returns to Kliptown to find lasting solutions to crime concerns

Police Minister Bheki Cele will return to Pimville in the Kliptown Police Precinct in Soweto on Thursday to continue to engage with community members on detected crimes and police concerns.

Ministry spokesman Lirandzu Themba said the ministerial street imbizo aims to do so Provide a platform for local residents to discuss the identified crimes plaguing the community and to engage with the SAPS, while promoting and improving overall police-community relations.

Police are already in the area conducting an operation at the Chicken Farm informal settlement near Pimville.

The Mayor of Johannesburg, Mpho Phalatse, who left early this morning to visit the area , said that some operational successes have already been registered, with seizures of firearms, stolen cables, drugs and stolen vehicles.< /p>

In an interview with eNCA, Phalatse said the biggest problem in the area is concern for security.

“They don’t sleep at night, their houses are robbed, these people come in, they clean their huts and they come in, they search them and they rob their belongings. There is a child who was hit by a stray bullet on the way to school – a 9 year old. The daily shooting at night – people fear for their lives, that was the biggest concern,” she said.

One resident, Kgomotso Diale, was fatally shot recentlyduring a march at Chicken Farm after frustration with power outages in Pimville Zones 3, 4, 5 and 7 due to cable theft. Two suspects in connection with the fatal shooting have been arrested, while a third was shot dead after pointing a firearm at police.

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