Lusik­isiki's gangs in for a shock

Vuk'uzenzele - - Safetygaenedrsaelcurity - Nonku­l­uleko Mathe­bula

GOvERN­mENt has heard and re­acted to ci­ti­zens' needs.

Po­lice Min­is­ter Fik­ile Mbalula has opened a new po­lice sta­tion in Lusik­isiki in the Eastern Cape.

Built shortly af­ter con­cerns were raised about crime lev­els in the area, the sta­tion will strengthen the fight against crime and en­hance safety for those in and around Lusik­isiki.

The town made head­lines for gang-re­lated vi­o­lence, which saw Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma visit it to in­ter­vene through his Siyahlola cam­paign which mon­i­tors the de­liv­ery of state ser­vices.

Dur­ing his visit, Pres­i­dent Zuma promised the res­i­dents that govern­ment would soon be build­ing a po­lice sta­tion.

“We heard peo­ple’s com­plaints re­gard­ing crime lev­els. We de­cided to re­spond to who was also at the open­ing, en­cour­aged closer co-op­er­a­tion be­tween the po­lice and the pub­lic.

“When the po­lice and com­mu­nity work to­gether, we achieve greater re­sults,” said Moth­iba.

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