Fighting crime in Mlungisi
A COMMUNITY crime-fighting project, Ubuhle Bezwe, is working to bring about social change in Mlungisi.
The non-profit organisation consists of six executive members who oversee a total membership of 45. The body was formed last year in reaction to pressing crime issues facing the community.
Executive member Thembani Tatyeka said young people were most often the offenders. Ubuhle Bezwe was working with stakeholders like the South Africa Social Security Agency, the departments of social development and health and the police in their ef- forts to boost safety and security in the area.
They have, however, been battling to get the necessary equipment to make the project a success and in March sent out a letter of appeal to local businesses asking for support in buying radios, vests, torches and uniforms for members.
The Queens Casino issued the team with ten reflector vests this month with Ubuhle Bezwe thanking the director of operations and complex general manager, Werner Grimm.
Ubuhle Bezwe acting spokesman Dalubuhle Gegana said more help was needed from other businesses.