Female community patrollers honored

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga

The Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko on Tuesday, honored about 120 female community patrollers in various parts of the province as part of the Women Month celebration. The activities are meant to recognize and acknowledge their outstanding contribution in improving the safety and security of Gauteng citizens.

Community patrollers are the first line of defence and a force multiplier in ensuring that the streets and homes are safe at all times.

“Today we honour our unsung heroines, who have committed themselves to ensuring that the citizens of Gauteng are safe. Women Community Patrollers sacrifices and put their lives at risk, volunteering as the first line of defence in preventing and combating crime in their communities” said Mazibuko

Patrollers are tasked with ensuring the safety of community members which include stop and searches for any dangerous weapons, provide general information on the surroundings as well as safety tips. The community patrollers are located at police stations and they complement the work of the police.

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