MARAPONG — The Lephalale SAPS held a combined operation on domestic violence and other crime related issues, as well as listening to community complaints on Thursday 19 January in Thulare Park in Marapong.
Other stakeholders involved in the operation were Lephalale Local Municipality, Marapong CPF, members of the Community Safety Forum (CSF) and members from the Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP).
Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena, Lephalale SAPS representative, says the message that came to them from the community is that they were excited about the visible policing in the area and that they appreciate the CPF and neighbourhood watch for being so active in Marapong.
Complaints they received were that it is unsafe to walk home from the SPAR centre in Thulare Park at night as they get robbed. They also requested a speed hump next to the clinic, more efficient waste collection and clean drinking water.
Mokoena says the objective of this operation was to let the criminals know that the police are visible and they will not accept criminal activities as well as to give the community the opportunity to raise their concerns.