Friday, 26 November 2021

Lejweleputswa: In Meloding, a peaceful march was organized from Zone 13 in Meloding to Meloding Police Station; Virginia, where a memorandum was handed over to the Station Commander of Meloding Police Station, Lt Col. Mankatsa Magage.

The following stakeholders were involved: Me. Fezilwe from Department of Social Development, Mr Mboma – St. Martin’s Club, Mr Segalo – Bophelong Youth Development Centre, Mr Jafta Baqela- Wits USAID, Meloding Early Childhood Development, Bophelong Youth Centre, Bomme Ba Boithatelo Bo Botle.

To showcase the significance of this event, men were dressed in different regalia’s of women. The actual event took place at Meloding Community Hall.

Captain Mongezi Mens – Visible Policing Commander in his address, pleaded with women not to withdraw cases especially cases of gender-based violence. Parents were urged to safeguard their children especially over the festive period.

Me. Selina Makhotso, a Gender Based Violence victim handed the memorandum to the Station Commander.

In Allanridge, SAPS members together with Hennenman Victim Empowerment, Community Policing Forum and other stakeholders launched Safer Lejweleputswa For Women and Children Program Against Gender Based Violence and Femicide. The event was held at Allanridge.

Captain Segogo Molete – Visible Policing Commander graced the event as well as Sergeant Bongane Nyangwa – Community Policing Officer.

In Welkom, members of Partnership Policing took part in the launch of 16 Days of Activism for no Violence Against Women and Children.

Pamphlets containing information about various crime prevention safety tips were distributed. Members also engaged with residents on one on one conversations. The focus areas were Bedelia; St. Helena, shopping complexes.