Tommy Kirk loses patience with police
Matsapha businessman Tommy Kirk seems to be losing patience and now wants the police to tell him if they want the police post he built for them or not so he can decide what to do next and insists that the current place they occupy does not belong to Matsapha Town Board.
On the other hand, police maintain that they are willing to engage the businessman on the matter but not through the media. This is despite that two months ago the businessman voiced out his unhappiness concerning the matter and the police gave the same response. At the time, the businessman reported that he was puzzled by the police’s refusal to occupy a police post he constructed for them at his own cost at the Mahhala Shopping Complex yet they insist on blocking the only main access to the complex by setting up shop there. The police, on the other hand, said Kirk must stop addressing the issue through the media and come to discuss issues with the police commissioner personally. Responding to the police, Kirk said he met the commissioner in 2016 and wonders why he should be the one going to the police when he is being generous enough to build them a post on his own premises. This matter was reported by our sister publication; the Observer on Saturday dated 21 October 2017. Chief Police Information and Communications Officer Superintendent Khulani Mamba in an interview on Friday said the police had already addressed the matter by suggesting that if Kirk had an issue he should come to them and not speak through the media.
“We are aware of his concerns and we are willing to sit down with him on the table ,” he said. Questioned on whether the police want the place offered by the businessman, he insisted that they were not discussing the matter through the media but would discuss with Kirk personally.
Kirk, on the other hand, said he gave the police a place and the post but they have shun it since then and doubt that the police need the place he had allocated them. “I gave them the place. I’m not sure if they still need it or not because they are still not occupying it. They should tell me if they do not need it,” he said.