Police minister Bheki Cele oduring a media briefing in Durban Kwazulu Natal . Picture: Nqobile Mbonambi African news agency (ANA)
Police minister Bheki Cele oduring a media briefing in Durban Kwazulu Natal . Picture: Nqobile Mbonambi African news agency (ANA)

Cele to meet with communities to address taxi violence and stock theft in northern KZN

By Sakhiseni Nxumalo Time of article published Jun 10, 2021

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DURBAN- POLICE MINISTER Bheki Cele is set to hold an imbizo in the next two days to address taxi violence, and stock theft in KwaZulu-Natal.

Cele is to meet with residents at KwaGqikazi Sports Ground in KwaNongoma on Friday and Saturday, and will also meet with Ulundi residents in the Phakathi Community Hall.

Cele, who is expected to be accompanied by senior police officers, will address the issues of taxi violence and stock theft, said a police statement.

“This Crime Prevention Imbizo seeks to provide the community with a platform to discuss and engage on the identified crimes and related crimes plaguing these communities,” said the statement.

It added that the Imbizo would also give the residents an opportunity to report policing-related service delivery challenges.

Areas in the northern part of the province have been experiencing a lot of stock theft incidents recently.

Over the weekend, the police arrested two suspects after they were found in possession of a stolen vehicle and stolen goat.

In another recent incident, police from the Zululand and the Amajuba Stock Theft Task Team who were following up on information regarding cattle stolen from a farm in Utrecht, found 24 stolen cattle and arrested five suspects.

KZN police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said, it was alleged that the cattle were stolen on different occasions from a farm in Utrecht.

Gwala said the five suspects, aged between 31 and 44, would face charges of stock theft.

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