South Africa, Lebaleng: The angered Community Safety and Transport Management MEC Sello Lehari has sent a stern warning to gangsters in Lebaleng township in the Maquassie Hills Local Municipality.
Lehari got disturbed when certain young people stood up to confirm their membership to certain gangsterism groups in the area during the MEC’s Crime Prevention Imbizo.
“We are not going to organize such a huge imbizo with government resources and services to listen to young people confirming that they are tormenting our community, said MEC Lehari.
Furthermore, she continued by saying, “We are not going to tolerate this kind of behaviour. When you act against the law, we are going to arrest you,” said MEC Lehari, giving strict instruction to South African Police Service seniors who attended the imbizo.
MEC Lehari also responded to some of the questions and comments on service delivery raised by the community members.
Community members who thronged the Lebaleng sports ground raised concerns about the police in the area for not attending to their cases, complaining about the availability of vehicles at the station.
The MEC’s Crime Prevention Imbizo, held in the form of a District Development Model, allows various government stakeholders to engage with community members in and around the municipality to come up with sustainable solutions to combat crime.
The platform also accelerates service delivery and brings the government closer to the people.
Moreover, sources also confirmed that the Community of Safety of Lebaleng in Maquassi Hills will partake in a Crime Prevention Imbizo coordinated by the Department of Community Safety and Transport Management.
This collaborative effort with stakeholders creates a platform for communities to actively take part in matters concerning the reduction of crime through development campaigns.
MEC Sello Lehari is expected to address the community later in the day.