Slight decrease in crime rate in Manzini in 2018
The crime infested city of Manzini has realised improvements in terms of reported crime. A one per cent decrease in crime rate for 2018 when compared with 2017 is a legacy former Manzini Station Commander Raphael ‘Sikheshekheshe’ Maseko leaves with. This is what he revealed yesterday during the Manzini police end-of-the year party held at Lugogo Sun yesterday.
Added to this decrease, the former station commander revealed that there was a remarkable decrease in traffic accidents in the town during the same period as they realised a 11 per cent incidence difference.
The event also served as the commander’s farewell function as he was transferred to Lubombo Region where he will be the deputy regional commander.
Maseko was promoted in September last year to his current rank of Senior Superintendent.
Maseko thanked the officers for their cooperation and dedication to work that he said resulted in the decrease in the crime rate in the hub.
“We thank God for being with us since the beginning of the year till this day. As I said yesterday, the crime rate in Manzini has decreased in 2018 compared to the previous year similarly, road accidents have decreased by 11 per cent. All this is due to the unity and commitment that you showed working day and night,” Maseko said, adding that he was proud that despite the challenges linked to the financial status of the country his officers had been able to try all in their means to serve the public.
“They have cracked some of the crimes that were a problem which I would not like to mention as well as petty crimes for instance pick pocketing which was rife has decreased,” he said.
Maseko requested the officers to work as a team and in unity with the new station commander stating that Manzini was a busy town.