MEC for Community Safety & Transport Management, Sello Lehari has vowed, that all hands will be on deck, to move with speed and ensure that besieged Moretele areas are rid of crime.

MEC Lehari, flanked by HOD Dr Hans Kekana, and Chief Director for Civilian Secretariat for Police Services, Ms Mpho Maleme and other senior management staff, have today met with the leadership of Bakgatla-baa-Mocha under chief Phopholo Maubane, in Maubane village near Hamanskraal.

At the top of the agenda was discussions on high levels of crime in the area and mapping out preventative measures.

Some members of the traditional leadership highlighted how schools, churches and government buildings are not spared the brunt of criminals who wreak havoc. Proliferation of unlicensed firearms and other illegal weapons have been cited as a cause of the current uptick of unlawlessness in the area.

Taking to the podium, Chief Phopholo Maubane and his traditional leadership made a painstaking appeal to MEC Lehari, to help fast track the installation of satellite police station as a way to curb the current crime levels.

“You want a satellite police station, and there’s no reason why it should not happen. Your safety is our priority. “ says an unflinching Lehari.

He says most areas that are serviced by Temba Police Station which is in the jurisdiction of Gauteng Province, will now be serviced by Makapanstad Police Station in the North West, to unleash a well coordinated and efficient response to the current mayhem caused by criminals in the Moretele areas.

MEC Lehari says by Friday this week, during the scheduled Accelerated Service Delivery Programme known as #ThuntshaLerole, a detailed report will be made available to the community on the department’s concerted plan to stamp out criminality in the area.

Residents thanked the MEC for the visit, saying promises made allay existing fears.