A South African Police Station Was Finished In 2014 And Never Used. A police station that was built in 2014 in Moeka Village, in North West, is not vacant.
A police station that was built in 2014 in Moeka Village, in North West, is not vacant. The people who live in the area are reportedly susceptible to crime. When the police station, Moeka-Vuma, was being built in 2013, the residents of the area were in hopes that the numbers of crime would decrease.
However, the police station, which was finished in 2014, was never employed. The South African reports that the paint on the walls of the police station is flay, some of the windows are damaged and there weeds coming out of the sidewalks of the police station. Abel kubai, the chairperson of the Community Policing Forum of the area says that the most prevalent criminal acts in the area are assaults, house break-ins and robberies. The chairperson of the Community Policing Forum says the community wouldn’t be having this issue if the police station was operating.
“I work very closely with the police, and I can tell you that we wouldn’t be having this challenge of crime in our community if Moeka-Vuma was working,” says Abel Kubai. He says that him and his loved ones were suspects of an armed robbery earlier this year. “Early this year my family and I were robbed at gunpoint at home by thugs who made away with around R2000 and four cell phones,” says the chairperson of the Community Policing Forum. The man says the people living in the area were now taking the law into their own hands, he added that five alleged criminals were burned in a car that they were using . While one is recovering in the hospital, the other four passed away.
Abel Kubai says, “Like everybody in this community I am troubled by the high level of crime, but I am totally against mob justice. I believe they could have been saved if the police responded on time.” The area is assisted by the Temba police station, alongside other areas such as Ratsiepane and Ga-Motla, which is in Hamanskraal in Gauteng. The chairperson of the Community Policing Forum says it takes people who live in the area a long time to reach the police station, which also adds to the slow reply from the authorities.
by Alexandra Ramaite