Police Posts for Marapong and Sebina villages this Financial year

The community of the respective villages of Marapong and Sebina did attend the scheduled Kgotla meetings, which were ‘morero’ between the community and Honourable Minister for Defence and Security, Mr Thomas Kagiso Mmusi. The Minister was accompanied by the Honourable Minister and area Member of Parliament for Shashe West constituency Mr Fidelis Macdonald Molao and the Secretary for safety and Security Mr Kago Ramokate.

The two villages were visited respectively and as neighbours, they shared common challenges and requests. With an outcry of limited number of Police Officers, Gender Based Violence, stock theft and house breaking crimes etc; their long waited for request turned into ululations as Minister Mmusi announced that each village was to be built a Police Post that will have six (6) offices, seven (7) staff houses and a holding cell by end of 2022/2023 financial year. The process of the commencement of the projects was at advanced stage; the next stage was to finalise the tender documents for circulation to ultimately select construction companies per project.

The community was informed that each village will be awarded an official vehicle to be used by Police Officer on Monday the 20th of June 2022; to address the shortage of vehicles per village. Though it is a drop in the ocean, more vehicles will be awarded during the handing over of each Police Post by end of this financial year.

On another note, the community did request for Kgomo Khumo initiative for their villages, as they observed that it is worthwhile wherever it has been utilised. The Acting Commissioner of Police Mr Phemelo Ramakorwane, encouraged them to fight crime together with the Police Officers, as crime is initiated by the public. The public was requested to stop hiring illegal immigrants, but to follow the law.

While giving a vote of thanks, the area Member of Parliament emphasised the need of law enforcers intervention on stock theft crime as the community was losing patience due to delayed court cases.

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