RUSTENBURG: Final Preparatory Meeting ahead of the Anti-Crime Provincial Imbizo at the trouble-torn Popo Molefe Informal Settlement in Boitekong near Rustenburg is currently underway.

The meeting will pave a way, for a door to door (engagement with locals), for the next two days preluding to the main event on Thursday. The Imbizo was pronounced, following MEC Sello Lehari’s visit in December after 9 people were shot dead in the an alleged war-turf between Xlosa and Sotho speaking people. A heavily pregnant female, also died, bringing the total number of people killed to 10.

MEC Lehari has directed that, while investigations by law enforcement agencies are afoot – a multifaceted approach to quell the simmered tention is urgently needed. As such, MEC Lehari directed that a Provincial Anti-Crime Imbizo be held in the area.

The Anti-Crime Imbizo envisages to bring all warring factions together, for healing and reconciliation purposes.

MEC Sello Lehari has called for intensified visible policing to ensure that all criminal activities and social ills bedevilling the area are attended to expeditiously, with vigour, to a certain that the fight against the scourge of crime in the area is effectively brought forward.