KUBJANA VILLAGE– Various police officers attached to Tzaneen police station attended a community meeting at Kubjana village on Sunday at Induna Ramoshaba tradition council.
The purpose of the meeting was to engage and liaise with community to work together with the police when it comes to issues affecting them. A call was made to resuscitate CPF(community policing forum) structures and attend traditional council meeting’s as this is the platform to voice their concerns.
Tavern owners were urged to respect curfew times put in place by the government, such as trading hours and not play music too loud, particularly during this time of school examinations. Community members were advised to report any form of gender based violence. They were further given a stern warning to refrain from opening false cases of abuse and reconciliate to perjury.
Crime Hotspots were identified and people complained about illegal electricity connections.It was then agreed a formal complaint must be lodged with the relevant departments. The firearms amnesty extension was also laid bare for the community’s benefit. A consensus was reached by the police and the community to work together as a unit fighting a common enemy, and that is crime.
Emergency police contact numbers including that of the station commander were given out during the meeting.