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High mass to brighten the dark streets and alleviate crime

Community Alerts/Jack Botopela/Ikemeleng-Rustenburg/09 Oct 17

The community believes high mass lights might be a solution to high crime rates in Ikemeleng, Kroondal. The informal settlement located out of Rustenburg has small streets and gets dark at night as part of the area does not have electricity. With high influx of employment seekers, I local mines, streets of Ikemeleng are not safe at night. The is currently only two high mass lights which are poorly maintained.
Community members are victims of house robberies, mugging, rape and murder. I met with a 23-year-old Lebogang Modisane who told me he was mugged and they took his phone at gun point, he was walking at night. This is a serious issue as some members have lost their lives at the hands of criminals in our community. Lebogang adds that Ikemeleng is a dangerous place at night and needs more police patrol, high mass lights or community police forum. By Jack Botopela