MEC Motlhabane to combat crime in Groot Marico  


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BY KEDIBONE MOLAETSI

MEC for Community Safety and Transport Management department, Dr Mpho Motlhabane will embark on rigorous effort to fight crime through Letsema campaign at Groot Marico on Thursday.

The department spokesperson, Thabo Sematle said Motlhabane will be part of the team that will de-bush the area identified as crime hotspot.

“The campaign was initiated due to crime trends and patterns observed. The bushed area leads to the increased level occurrences of crime in the area. It is on this basis that the department embark on De-bushing Letsema Projects as part of Mandela activities.

“It is part of our Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED). This is an approach used in an attempt to reduce the potential opportunity for crime to persist. It also enhances easy detection and identification of criminal activities,” he said.

Sematle added that the activity will commence at Venture village, in Groot Marico at 8am.

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