By Mzukona Mantshontsho
With the high levels of crime in Cosmo City you would expect an aggressive Community Police Forum (CPF) to assist in curbing the crime.
Cosmo City continues to grow as a place of choice and as a community. That number has increased substantially over the years with backrooms being built, mostly in the RDP houses, now with the semi-financed houses and bonded ones. The recent developments and job opportunities in Cosmo City have created an influx into the area, which cannot be avoided.
“We can all agree that crime is high in Cosmo City, and it is a cause for concern. We are here to plead with residents to work with the SAPS at the satellite office and the Honeydew office and the volunteer patrollers to reduce the crime levels,” said Warrant Officer Ramalatso, Social Crime co-ordinator at the Honeydew Police Station.
“With the rising numbers of backrooms, in the different extensions, one would expect that landlords know the particulars of their tenants, but that is not the case – landlords don’t even know where their tenants work or where they are from, they only care about the rental money at month-end, where that rental money comes from is not known either, that is worrisome”.
“As residence, you need to know your neighbour, so that you can notice any untoward behaviour happening. The movement of residents until the early hours of the morning are dangerous and not helping the fight against crime,” he said.