The collective action of the proto team of AfriForum’s neighbourhood watch in Vryburg and the SAPS on Wednesday night (22 August 2018) led to a vehicle hijacker being caught in the town. AfriForum’s Kuruman neighbourhood watch informed the Vryburg neighbourhood watch of this hijacking that took place in Kuruman.
Two neighbourhood watch members in Vryburg noticed the suspicious vehicle, after which they immediately summoned the proto team and the SAPS. The vehicle sped away on the Schweizer-Reneke road and was chased by the proto team and the SAPS. During the chase gunshots were fired between the hijackers and the SAPS. The vehicle drove into a barricade and eventually came to a standstill. One of the hijackers was arrested on the scene, while two others fled by foot.
“It is gladdening to see that neighbourhood watches are cooperating well with each other and the SAPS to effectively combat crime,” says Alta Pretorius, AfriForum’s Regional Coordinator for Stellaland.
AfriForum is making a plea to the entire community to become involved and prioritise their safety themselves. The public cannot trust the state alone to take care of their safety. Become involved at any local safety institution or join AfriForum today and consequently become part of the solution: SMS “Vryburg” to 45350 (R1).