By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA
THE COMMUNITY POLICING Forum of Mmakau village in the North West province has come up with an initiative to fundraising for the stipend of the patrollers.
They are selling vegetables such as tomatoes, potatoes, onions, pumpkins, spinach and other vegetables to the community.
Oupa Ntlatleng the chairperson of CPF in Mmakau said after they realized that their patrollers are withdrawing because of lack of stipend the decided to do a fundraising to help them place the bread on the table.
“We have 150 dedicated patrollers who are serving the community of Mmakau which has a population of about 65 000 residents. Since the patrollers started to patrol our village crime rate dropped by 80 percent which proved that they are dedicated to reducing crime in our area.
“This is just a start we want to grow this initiative by making more projects such as selling cakes, pizzas and other things to generate income. These patrollers have families and they have to feed their families and fight crime at the same time which is challenging.
“They share the profit and save some money to get more stock. We would like to thank the community members who are supporting us by buying the vegetables and we urge others to support us as part of their contribution in the fight against crime,” said Ntlatleng. firstname.lastname@example.org
By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA
THE GAUTENG POLICE have launched a manhunt for six awaiting trial prisoners who escape from custody at Springs Magistrate Court yesterday. Nine suspects escape from custody and the other three suspects were arrested earlier today.
Four of the wanted seven suspects are Murder and Possession of firearm from Kwa-Thema, they are suspects Phumlani Tshabalala, Mzandile Master Mbatha, Mduduzi Richard Sithole and Mongiseni Cyprian Langa. The other two are William Reddinghuiz who was arrested for Possession of Drugs in Springs and Augustine Mahlalela who was also arrested for Trespassing in Springs.
Those who were rearrested after they have escaped are Sibande Sibekezele Xulu of Springs who was facing Housebreaking and Theft, Clayton Donovan Booysen of Springs who was facing Possession of Drugs and illegal immigrant Anock Nyirenda.
Brigadier Mathapelo Peters of the Gauteng police said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the escape from custody of nine (09) awaiting trial prisoners.
“We have since launched a manhunt for the men who escaped from Springs Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon, 04 December 2019. Four of the escapees had made an appearance in Court for an alleged murder committed in Kwa-Thema in March 2019 and possession of a firearm, while the other suspects were appearing for housebreaking and theft, possession of drugs, trespassing and for being in the Country illegally.
“We are appealing for the public’s assistance in locating these escapees. Members of the public are warned not to confront the prisoners, particularly the murder suspects
(see attached picture) as they are considered to be dangerous and possibly armed, but to rather contact the nearest police station should they spot the wanted suspects,” said Peters.
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