The Alexandra Community Policing Forum (ACPF) held a plenary meeting at the local police station to prepare and engage with stakeholders for the upcoming crime summit.
The ACPF will host a crime summit on 24 November this year in Sankopano Community Centre to discuss strategic ways to fight crime in the area. The meeting that was attended by representatives from the City of Johannesburg, Civil Society organisations, faith-based organisations, and Alexandra Police Station Commander Brigadier Zoleka Kuboni kicked off with the progress report from the ACPF chairperson Chris Mabunda who explained to the attendees the objectives of the summit and state of readiness to host the summit.
“After realising that we are losing the battle on crime in Alexandra, we’ve decided as ACPF to host a crime summit in Sankopano on 24 November 2018 in which we will invite security expects, companies and different government departments to be part of the summit. Our treasure and his team are busy with the process of identifying sponsors that can assist us in making this summit a success. Crime in Alexandra must fall and it will only fall if the community works with the police,” said Mabunda.
“The Alex Crime Summit 2018 is aimed at providing an informative guide into the type of crimes that are committed and affect Alexandra and its surroundings. This summit plans to analyse the types, as well as statistics, of crimes committed; in order to deliver a plan of action, through the strategies and tactics that the commissions of the day will deliberate on,” he said.
The ACPF meeting agreed that it will host roadshows around Alexandra beforehand to inform community members about the planned summit.
Alexandra Police Station Commander Brigadier Kuboni thanked the ACPF and civil society organisations for their efforts to curb crime in the area and urged them to continue supporting the initiatives aimed at making Alex safe.