Ivory Park Police Station one of 8 underperforming

 

Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Sizakele Nkosi–Malobane has named Ivory Park Police Station as one of the eight underperforming with high murder rates.

Nkosi-Malobane said this after holding a routine performance review meeting on 26 September at Avianto Conference Centre in Muldersdrift with the provincial law enforcement agencies to engage on their quarterly performance.

At the meeting, Nkosi-Malobane raised concerns about the high murder rate which has increased by 3,2 per cent especially in the eight underperforming police stations in the province namely, Dobsonville, Akasia, Krugersdorp, Honeydew, Kagiso, Kempton Park, Ivory Park and Tembisa.

The eight police stations were part of the 40 priority stations which contributed significantly to high crime levels in the province.

“I had a fruitful engagement with the leadership of the law enforcement agencies in the province. While I acknowledge that the crime levels are still unacceptably very high, I am delighted that Gauteng has recorded some improvement in the number of underperforming police stations from 13 to eight police stations,” said Nkosi-Malobane.

Ivory Park Police Station spokesperson Captain Bernard Matimulane said the station was working tirelessly with the community to bring the numbers of crimes down.

He said compared to the previous crime statistics, the station has recorded an overall 11 per cent decrease in murder.

“We are continuously forging a closer working relationship with our communities and other stakeholders such as schools, businesses and the community at large. We aim to encourage as many people as possible, through these structures to inculcate a culture of reporting crime wherever they witness it.

In addition, people are already heeding to the call judging by the number of firearms and suspects arrested in recent days,” said Matimulane, who added that most contact crimes occur after people return from a drinking spree.

“Coming after illegal shebeens by closing and confiscating their stock and ensuring that legal drinking spots stick to the terms of their licence, we believe has somehow contributed to the intervention in the high number of murders in the area.”

 

Also check out:

Gauteng MEC concerned over underperforming police stations including Ivory Park

Watch your drinks and don’t take strangers home – you could be robbed and raped, Midrand police warn

‘Cellphone snatchers’ roll vehicle after victim gives chase and alerts Metro police

  AUTHOR
Lungile Dube

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top

Thanks for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Alex News
City Buzz
Fourways Review
Joburg East Express
Midrand Reporter
North Eastern Tribune
Northcliff Melville Times
Randburg Sun
Roodepoort Northsider
Rosebank Killarney Gazette
Sandton Chronicle


Get regular news updates sent directly to your inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
CLICK HERETo view an example of our newsletter

SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter

SELECT your titles:

Alex News
City Buzz
Fourways Review
Joburg East Express
Midrand Reporter
North Eastern Tribune
Northcliff Melville Times
Randburg Sun
Roodepoort Northsider
Rosebank Killarney Gazette
Sandton Chronicle

Get regular news updates sent directly to you inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

Subscribe Here
1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
Your details:


Your friends: