Ward councillor donates safety equipment

Some of the equipment donated by ward councillor Lonwabo Mqina

Crime fighting efforts have been boosted in Ward 99 thanks to a donation of equipment from the ward councillor to neighbourhood watch members last week.

The equipment includes rechargeable torches, first-aid kits, reflector jackets and bicycles.

Ward 99 councillor Lonwabo Mqina hopes the equipment will help residents together with the neighbourhood watch to execute its work effectively.

He said Kuyasa was among the areas in his ward which had high levels of high crime.

He urged the community to do more in helping police officers in fighting crime and reclaiming their communities.

“As a community we have the responsibility to look after our communities and we cannot put the responsibility of fighting crime at the hands of police officers alone. They cannot do it alone, they need us.

“I hope we can inspire the spirit of volunteerism from our communities to partake in such programmes,” he said.

He also called on the police to intensify their efforts in fighting crime.

Resident Nolubabalo Khiwa said she appreciates the efforts made by the ward councillor and feels it is critical that the community creates a solid working relationship with the police so there can be trust and honesty between the two. She applauded those who are part of the neighbourhood watch.