Since our last report, support for the foot patrollers has grown and so has the crew, with an additional two members joining in the foot patrols.
Unfortunately for them, the home they chose to harass was that of a Vryheid Neighbourhood Watch member who turned out to be more than well equipped to defend himself.
Despite the chilly evenings, when most would be content to be indoors, these patrollers have undertaken the duty of scouring the neighbourhoods for criminal activity.
While drought is a natural calamity and it initially brought on the fragile water situation in Vryheid, there are far more sinister forces at play now threatening to send our natural resources back on the downward spiral that resulted in an entire community being left without running water for more than a year.
Hlobane SAPS and Vryheid SAPS discovered the makeshift mandrax ‘kitchen’ approximately 20 metres from a Hlobane homestead.
Members of Vryheid Neighbourhood Watch responded to a call for assistance after a house in Uitlander Street was targeted by a daylight robber.
With staff overtime claims exceeding R1.5mill a month, AbaQulusi council has finally put its foot down and said, “No more overtime.”
Knowing indicators of human trafficking and some follow up questions will help you act on your gut feeling that something is wrong and report it.
A dentist made R111K in profit from AbaQulusi municipality after having received a tip-off from his girlfriend in the supply chain department.
Vryheid police began searching for her on Monday after she was reported missing by her parents.
The men, who had been arrested, were released on June 15 due to what was regarded as insufficient evidence. Five days later, Lerato went missing again.