Manguzi community meeting rescheduled

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has postponed his scheduled Friday report back meeting to the people of Mhlabuyalingana, Manguzi, in KwaZulu-Natal.

The postponement is due to ongoing developments in parliament and in the country, his Ministry said on Thursday.

The Minister together with the South African Police Service National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, visited the community following requests by the community to meet with the police leadership.

The Minister’s visit was meant to respond to this call and get first-hand information from the people of Manguzi on what their concerns are and how the South African Police Service (SAPS) can intervene.

The community had called on the government to intervene in reducing motor vehicle theft and general crime in the area.

The community’s concern was centred on cross-border crime where the South Africa - Mozambique border is used for criminal activity.

Having listened to the concerns, Minister Mbalula reiterated his understanding that people’s protests are not isolated from the challenges experienced by the police in fighting crime.

The Minister promised to return on Friday with a strong response and intervention.

However, the Ministry said a new date will be communicated in due course. -

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