The AfriForum neighbourhood watch in Kempton Park rendered assistance at various crime and accident scenes during the month of March in cooperation with the SAPS, security companies and other role-players in the safety and security industry.
- On 15 March the neighbourhood watch rendered assistance to the SAPS with the arrest of a man for the alleged assault of a minor.
- The neighbourhood watch on 16 March rendered assistance to SSS Security during an armed robbery where three suspects were arrested and handed over to the SAPS.
- On 22 March the neighbourhood watch held an awareness action in cooperation with the SAPS and AfriForum’s Edenvale neighbourhood watch during which a suspect who was in possession of drugs was arrested.
- The neighbourhood watch on 23 March brought an alleged burglar to book in Rhodesfield. He was arrested and handed over to the SAPS.
- On 25 March the neighbourhood watch received a call in connection with a shooting incident in Birchleigh. Dirk Venter, Chairperson of the neighbourhood watch, was summoned to the scene where he found a man with a shooting wound in the mouth. ER24 was contacted immediately after which they rendered medical assistance and transported the man to hospital. AfriForum neighbourhood watch members rendered assistance by safeguarding crossroads to enable the ambulance to drive through the traffic.
“These are truly excellent examples of community members who take action themselves and combat crime proactively to assist the community. We will continue to safeguard our community in cooperation with the SAPS. Community involvement however plays a huge role in Kempton Park and we encourage the public to become involved with current structures to subsequently bring about a real difference,” says Jan Vermaak, Chairperson of AfriForum’s Kempton Park branch.
Become involved at your local AfriForum neighbourhood watch and subsequently help to safeguard your environment: SMS “Buurtwag” to 45342 (R1).