During a visibility operation on 8 February 2018, AfriForum’s Hennops River neighbourhood watches came upon several marijuana plants that were planted in a veldt. These neighbourhood watches requested the South African Police Service (SAPS) to clear away the marijuana plants, after which a bakkie load of these plants was transported from the scene.
“We are grateful for a community that is involved with the safeguarding of their environment, as well for the excellent behaviour by the SAPS. An established and effective safety network is the key to combating crime,” says Izak Pieterse, Chairperson of the Safety Portfolio of AfriForum’s Hennops River branch.
“This is a good example of how effective safety institutions can be if they work together to achieve a collective goal. Crime affects everyone and that is why AfriForum is making a plea to communities to increasingly become involved at the safety networks being created,” says Lambert de Klerk, AfriForum’s District Coordinator for Gauteng North.
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