The Glebelands Hostel satellite police station was officially opened at a special ceremony, last Friday, much to the delight of many of the residents in the area.
During the official opening of the satellite police station, minister of police, Fikile Mbalula was accompanied by Lt General Nobesuthu Masiye, acting provincial commissioner, Maj Gen Bheki Langa and eThekwini Municipality deputy mayor, Cllr Fawzia Peer.
Various speakers welcomed the opening of the new facility and acknowledged that the community will benefit from the addition of a satellite police station. The station will be opened 24 hours a day and members of the community were encouraged to make use of the facility, which brings services closer to them.
A new police van was also allocated to the satellite police station and will be utilised by police officers performing duties at the station. In addition to the police officers stationed at the satellite police station, the SAPS has other units such as the National Intervention Unit and Public Order Policing deployed in the hostel on a 24 hour basis.
The acting provincial commissioner of KwaZulu-Natal, Maj Gen Bheki Langa appealed to residents to work with the police during the festive season. “We encourage those who have information with regards to illegal firearms to come forward and provide us with information so that those involved can be arrested.”
He added, “Hostels should not be a hiding place for criminals and those who reside there should live in peace and without any intimidation. Our police officers are deployed at the hostel to ensure that there is peace and stability.”
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