Lo­cals ar­rest four sus­pects Nomzamo res­i­dents take ac­tion in crime fight

The Rep - - THE TWIZZA BONKOLO MARATHON 2015 - By Tem­bile Sgqolana

RES­I­DENTS of Nomzamo in Mlungisi on Sun­day ap­pre­hended four sus­pects fol­low­ing a se­ries of rob­beries and house­break­ings in the area this year.

Res­i­dent Mn­qophiso Naye said it was be­lieved the sus­pects may be in­volved in the theft of chick­ens and clothes lines while sev­eral peo­ple had been robbed.

He said res­i­dents were “tired of sit­ting around and do­ing noth­ing while they were fall­ing vic­tim to crime.

“We de­cided to stand up and fight for our lo­ca­tion. The aim of this is to re­vive hu­man­ity and love among the peo­ple of Nomzamo. We will preach this through­out the ward in or­der to have a crime free area.”

Young peo­ple who were oc­cu­pants of RDP houses were us­ing th­ese to keep stolen goods and were us­ing drugs in­side, he claimed. “I want to tell their fam­ily mem­bers that we will close the houses and take away the keys un­til an old per­son from the fam­ily comes in and oc­cu­pies the house.”

Naye said the res­i­dents would not as­sault al­leged crim­i­nals.

An­other res­i­dent, Buzani Gcin­isa, asked the com­mu­nity to come for­ward with in­for­ma­tion when a crime had been com­mit­ted. “Peo­ple must not buy stolen goods and must help in the fight against crime. I want all of you to re­port when your neigh­bours are abus­ing their part­ners. We must not be quiet when peo­ple are be­ing vic­timised.”

Pic­ture: VUY­ISILE GQIBA

CRIME: Res­i­dents of Nomzamo re­cov­ered weapons and bank cards at one of the RDP houses owned by the four al­leged crim­i­nals

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