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2022/07/20      |  Written By:  Ms Y Tshabile   |   Province:  North West

Following a high number of Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases which are being reported at an alarming rate around Mmabatho policing precinct, the station in collaboration with Community Police Forum (CPF) alongside with Department of Social Development, Justice and Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit held a street Imbizo at Extension 39 near Mmabatho on Friday, 15 July 2022.

The event was initiated by the Provincial Social Crime Prevention which was intended to raise an awareness on GBV, and to also create a platform for community members to share their challenges, concerns and inputs on how to curb this pandemic. 

During her address when responding to questions raised by attendees, the Provincial Head for Visible Policing, Brigadier Molate urged community members to work hand in hand with the South African Police Service (SAPS) and also discouraged community members from taking law into their own hands.

In addition, she encouraged everyone to be actively involved in community related matters such as neighbourhood watch including patrols as that will minimise unnecessary criminal behaviour.

Furthermore, the Provincial Community Police Forum Chairperson, Mr Dickson Ngamlane outlined the role of the CPF while educating attendees about the importance of being the eyes and ears of the police as that always assist in combating crime.

Members of the community were also given information on how to contact the police and open cases as well as sharing anonymous tip-offs through Crime Stop number and MySAPS App.

Members of the community attending Gender Based Violence (GBV) Imbizo in Mahikeng
Brigadier Molate welcoming members of the community.
Community members asking questions to SAPS members
North West CPF chairperson addressing issues of GBV