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Gugulethu community gets mobile police station

Deputy Police Minister Bongani Mkongi engaged with community members during an anti-crime imbizo on Friday.

Gugulethu residents received a mobile police station on 2 June 2017. Picture: @SAPoliceService.

CAPE TOWN - Gugulethu residents have welcomed the strengthening of police resources.

Deputy Police Minister Bongani Mkongi engaged with community members during an anti-crime imbizo on Friday.

His visit included the handing over of a mobile police station and police visibility has been noticeably stepped up.

South African Police Service members, joined by provincial traffic officials, manned a roadblock as officials patrolled main roads in the area.

Community members say it’s much-needed and long overdue.

“It’s a good idea, but somebody told me the mobile won’t operate for 24 hours.”

Another resident says she’s optimistic and hopes crime will decrease.

Community members are hopeful such operations will be sustained.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)