Local CPF launch awareness campaign at Lyndhurst Recreation Hall

Chairperson of Lyndhurst Community Policing Forum, Alfred Kubyane with Sandringham Police Station commander, Colonel Lindano Ndlovu at the awareness campaign held at the Lyndhurst Recreation Hall.

 

Lyndhurst Community Policing Forum (CPF) held its awareness campaign on 5 May at the Lyndhurst Recreation Hall and various stakeholders attended including senior police officials.

The campaign was attended by the Sandringham Police Station commander, Colonel Lindani Ndlovu, the Metro police inspector Alfred Lemao as well as Ward 81 councillor, Irene Rugheimer.

Chairperson of the Lyndhurst CPF, Alfred Kubyane, said the purpose of the awareness campaign was to mobilise residents to take charge of their neighbourhood.

Kubyane said there are so many crimes that are happening in the area which could be prevented as early as possible.

He cited the Karabo Mokoena saga asking how come a person can kill someone in Sandton and then come and dispose of the body in their area without residents noticing?

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“People go and commit a murder somewhere else and come and dispose of the body here because we are not aware of our environment,” said Kubyane.

“In some instances, you find that a simple street light goes off and it is not reported – we need action! We are also faced with a situation where a corpse is found on the river banks just behind our houses and we’re not aware; if you’re not aware, you’ll be the next victim.”

Colonel Ndlovu said the most problematic crimes affecting the people in their precinct is house robbery, burglary and carjacking.

He said with house robbery, initially criminals arrive with the intent to commit burglary; they find people in the house and then threaten them with weapons, especially firearms.

“This is huge in this area and most of the houses here have no adequate security systems and they’re easy to enter.

“We also have a problem with people being robbed when coming from the bank, so we encourage people not to carry too much cash rather use the electronic financial transactions,” he said.

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Ndlovu urged the community of Lyndhurst to work together with the police in their quest to fight crime in their area.

Inspector Lemao warned about ‘window washers’ saying they are a thread and advise motorists to always apply caution and avoid becoming victims of crime.

Rugheimer also had an opportunity to respond to questions from the community about service delivery concerns.

Details: Alfred Kubyane 072 259 7633.

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