On May 17, Elsburg SAPS had a community imbizo at Buhlepark Taxi Rank.
The meeting was attended by the community and ward 40 Clr Nqabayethu Tshabalala was also present.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss community concerns about service delivery between the police and the municipality that needed to be addressed.
“The community said they needed the police and the municipality to join hands in the fight against crime. They had known cases of rape around Buhlepark where the grass is long and the suspects were hiding there to attack young and old women who were passing from the R554 to Buhlepark,” the communication officer from Elsburg said. , Officer Daphney Phooko.
She said the police intervened in the case and information was collected.
In addition, the police continue to monitor and patrol the area with the aim of apprehending culprits who terrorize learners and women coming out of work.
The community asks the municipality to render services so that they can see the road, because it will prevent criminals from committing crimes in the tall grass. Additionally, the community requested police visibility in the area and continued patrolling.
Phooko said police and the Sector 3 CPF forum will step up patrols in the area.
SAPS also encouraged community leaders to continue giving information that will lead to better safety and improved resident safety at all times.
“The sector manager highlighted that crime is happening in the area and advised the community to continue to provide information to their leaders and the police. Their involvement will make us win and we will all stay in a safe and secure area if the community holds hands. We all have a role to play in the fight against crime. Police without community will not win,” Phooko said.