Joining against crime
Community members in Umgungundlovu district have joined in an anti-crime drive after a mugging left the victim traumatised.
Community organiser in Imbali Unit 15, Muzi Mhlongo said “as a community member I called a meeting and we agreed that we should contribute money, hire people to cut down the forest, clear the trees and make it easier and safer for those taking a shortcut to the taxis”.
Ward 13 Councillor Bongani Armstrong Dlomo confirmed that some streetlights had been installed in the area and that he was hoping they other streetlights would be repaired soon.
“I am busy arranging that at least one police vehicle patrols the place, maybe twice a day,” said Dlomo
Community member Bulelwa Nontongwana (30) confirmed that crime was rife in the area:“I’ve had two attempted break-ins this year alone, but I hope now that the community and the ward councillor are working together there will be changes.”