Ongoing violence necessitates Glebelands Hostel satellite police station

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Ongoing violence necessitates Glebelands Hostel satellite police station. Photo: SAPS
Ongoing violence necessitates Glebelands Hostel satellite police station. Photo: SAPS

The Glebelands Hostel satellite police station has officially been opened to the delight of hostel residents.

During the official opening of the satellite police station Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula accompanied by Lieutenant General Nobesuthu Masiye, Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa and eThekwini Municipality Deputy Mayor, Councillor Fawzia Peer were in attendance.

The official opening ceremony was held on Friday, 1 December 2017 where various speakers welcomed the opening of the new facility and acknowledged that the community will benefit from the addition of a satellite police station.

The station will be opened 24-hours a day and members of the community were encouraged to make use of the facility which brings services closer to them. A new police van was also allocated to the satellite police station and will be utilized by police officers performing duties at the station.

In addition to the police officers stationed at the satellite police station the SAPS has other units such as the National Intervention Unit and Public Order Policing deployed in the hostel on a 24-hour basis.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of KwaZulu-Natal, Major General Bheki Langa appealed to the residents to work with police over the festive season.

“We encourage those who have information with regards to illegal firearms to come forward and provide us information so that those involved can be arrested. Hostels should not be a hiding place for criminals and those that reside there should live in peace and without any intimidation. Our police officers are deployed at the hostel to ensure that there is peace and stability in and around the Glebelands Hostel during this festive season and beyond,” he said.

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