Ward committee calls for visible policing

Ward committee calls for visible policing

The Ward 38, Ward Committee which covers Brackenhurst (South of Swartkoppies) and Brackendowns, is inviting the community of the affected wards and the surrounding areas to join in on march calling for visible policing in the area.

The march is scheduled to take place on 1 September 2018, starting at the Brackenhurst Library, ending at the Brackendowns Police Station.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Ekurhuleni has noted with serious concern that crime in the area has reached unacceptable levels and we believe that the main reason is owing to the lack of policing in the area. The matter cannot be ignored as it has also been raised by residents on numerous occasions.

This is not a march against the police, it is a march in support of the police who do what they can with the limited resources available to them. Therefore, the Ward 38 Committee would like to invite the community to take a stand in support of making crime fighting resources available.

Ward 38 Councillor, Malcolm Maifala says, “As we march to support our police officers, we also want to extend our support and appreciation to the Police Reservists, Community Policing Forum (CPF), Security companies as well as Afriforum’s Neighourhood Watch.

“While we note that the South African Police Service (SAPS) falls under the jurisdiction of Provincial Government, we believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to care about community safety.”

More details regarding the march will be made available in the coming weeks as preparations for the march continue. For more information on how you can assist, feel free to contact Member of the Ward Committee, serving on the Community Safety sector, Michael Basch 076 406 4883.