CPF mem­bers ‘wrong­ful­ly’ ar­res­ted for kid­nap, as­sault

Knysna-Plett Herald - - News | Nuus - N­wa­bi­sa Pon­do­yi

Two mem­bers of the Knys­na Sec­tor 4 com­mu­ni­ty po­li­ce forum brief­ly ap­pea­red in the Knys­na Ma­gi­stra­te’s Court on Tu­es­day 3 Ju­ly.

Sec­tor 4 stret­ches from Whi­te Lo­ca­ti­on to Bon­ga­ni in Gre­a­ter Knys­na.

L­wan­do Zak­he and N­do­yi Ma­jo­ba are al­le­ge­d­ly fa­cing char­ges of kid­nap and as­sault af­ter the two we­re ar­res­ted on 6 May and re­le­a­sed on war­ning.The con­di­ti­on of the pair’s re­le­a­se was to re­frain from com­mu­ni­ca­ting with the wit­nes­ses in­vol­ved in the ca­se.

Sta­te pro­se­cu­tor P­hum­la­ni G­qa­lan­gi­le as­ked for the ca­se to be de­fer­red until 6 Au­gust for fi­nal in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on.

Sec­tor chai­r­per­son Al­ton Dyo­na­se said t­hey des­pe­ra­te­ly need help with the ca­se. “The law is fai­ling us in t­his re­gard, we ha­ve been wor­king with the po­li­ce for the lon­ge­st ti­me, hel­ping them with d­rug busts, we­a­pons and il­le­gal acti­vi­ties hap­pe­ning in our a­re­as, and to­day we are the on­es ar­res­ted.”

He said the two mem­bers are fal­sely accu­sed and t­hey are fol­lo­wing the ca­se to show their sup­port. “No good deed g­oes un­pu­nis­hed… T­he­se mem­bers who are de­di­ca­ted in pro­tecting the com­mu­ni­ty are now ap­pea­ring in court for doing w­hat is rig­ht. We un­der­stand that the po­li­ce can­not at­tend to e­ver­y­thing hap­pe­ning in our com­mu­ni­ty and we al­so un­der­stand t­hey can’t get to e­ver­y­thing wit­hout our help, and for the lon­ge­st ti­me we ha­ve been no­thing but help­ful to them – yet, he­re we stand.”

Ad­ding to t­his, he said the sa­me po­li­ce t­hey ha­ve been wor­king with are no­w­he­re to be seen.

P­ho­to: N­wa­bi­sa Pon­do­yi

Sec­tor 4 com­mu­ni­ty po­li­ce forum mem­bers out­si­de the Knys­na Ma­gi­stra­te’s Court on Tu­es­day 3 Ju­ly in sup­port of two of their mem­bers who t­hey say ha­ve been fal­sely accu­sed.

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