KNYSNA NEWS - Locals in Knysna gathered at Concordia High School this past weekend for a #Thumamina crime imbizo led by deputy minister of police Bongani Mkongi.
Together with provincial commissioner Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Elvis Jula, Eden Cluster commander General Oswald Reddy and Knysna station commander Colonel Atwell Metu, the minister gave residents the opportunity to raise their concerns on pressing matters such as rape cases, gangsterism, a more accessible police station and, what has been one everyone's lips in the area, the murder of ANC councillor Victor Molosi.
When touching on domestic abuse that is rife in the country, Mkongi said women should not allow "izishumane" (men that can’t get women) to put them through this ordeal and that they should not accept the guilt-gifts so often offered as an apology – because they will continue abusing them.
Speaking on gangster-related matters, he said he has noticed that it is fatherless boys with identity issues who are most susceptible to join a gang because of the sense of belonging it gives them.
About Molosi, the minister said, “Freeze didn’t die in vain – the State will defend Freeze even though he is in a grave.” To this the crowd responded with loud applause.
He said he would speak to the top investigating officer in the case to ensure they present a watertight case and strongly argue for Freeze.
Adding to this Mkongi said they are not going to allow ‘very weak’ comrades who in pursuit of their political interest resort to using weapons, “they must meet ama26 and ama28 (gangsters in prison).”
In conclusion he said he has taken note of the community’s grievances and that the resident must expect feedback soon.
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