AfriForum Marble Hall neighborhood watch arrested two suspects on Thursday 9 May 2019, in collaboration with the Heritage Protection Group (HPG) and police. One of the suspects was presumably involved in a farm attack in the area after a firearm stolen during the attack was found in his possession. The farmer, whose name is being withheld for security reasons, was severely assaulted during this farm attack in April this year and his family was shot.
The farm attackers, among others, robbed firearms, one of which has now been recovered. The arrests followed after information was collected and the AfriForum neighborhood watch, HPG and police carried out a well-planned raid. Stolen goods, which were presumably recovered during other farm attacks and housebreakings, were also recovered.
According to Bertus Homan, AfriForum security chairman of the Marble Hall branch, this is a good example of what can be achieved if community safety organizations work well together to help the community and achieve a common goal.
“It is extremely important for us as a neighborhood watch to work with other organizations and the police to secure our community. We can clearly see a big difference where we stand together and support each other. We will take responsibility for our own safety and for protecting our people, ”says Homan.
Llewellyn Hemmens, AfriForum Assistant Safety Coordinator of Community Safety for the North Region, encourages people to become involved in security structures in their environments so that these structures can be expanded. “The more people get involved, the more successes can be achieved. In this way we can create a free and safe future for our communities, ”says Hemmens.
Get involved with AfriForum security structures today: SMS “Marble Hall” to 45340 (R1).
Read about more farm attacks here
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