Media Release Friday, 14 February 2020

KwaDukuza Acting Mayor, Dolly Govender is flanked by officials at the official handover of eight traffic vehicles which three are equipped with specialised tracking equipment.

Dolly Govender hands-over Specialized Municipal Fleet to Recover Stolen Vehicles to Crime Prevention Unit

KwaDukuza Municipality is set to lower the tide of vehicle theft syndicates operating within KwaDukuza and surrounding areas following the latest launch of high-powered vehicles, which are equipped with the latest tracking systems to recover stolen vehicles. This is followed by a rapid escalation of vehicle theft and trafficking within and beyond the boundaries of KwaDukuza.

KwaDukuza Municipality Acting Mayor, Cllr Dolly Govender unveiled the new fleet at the Killarney Nissan dealership yesterday, 13 February 2020. β€œThis is a direct response to concerns around the shortage of vehicles utilized by the KwaDukuza law enforcement officials coupled with an upsurge of vehicle theft and social crimes. This truly is a giant leap forward in the fight against illicit crimes in our communities.”

The Crime Prevention Unit has placed car theft and hijacking as high priority crime. The vehicles will be utilized by armed law enforcement officials under the Special Operations Unit who will immediately respond to criminal activities within the KwaDukuza and surrounding precinct.

Organized crimes remain a huge challenge in our corridor. They chase away investors and put local people in danger. This challenge undermines the stability of the economy & opportunities for growth, development and prosperity. KwaDukuza is located in the central corridor between eThekwini, Umhlathuze which makes it an area that is highly vulnerable to vehicle trafficking and cross border crimes. There has been an upsurge of vehicle theft in the past three months although most of the vehicles have been recovered. KwaDukuza entered into a partnership with one of the most reputable companies in South Africa which offer the latest vehicle tracking systems.

Issued by the KwaDukuza Municipality Corporate Communications Unit, for enquiries please contact:

Sipho S. Mkhize (CPRP) Media Liaison Officer

☎ : 032 437 5133

πŸ“± : 063 030 7475

πŸ“§ : Sipho.M@kwadukuza.gov.za

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