Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe hands over a house to a crime victim in Acornhoek, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga
4 Jun 2012
Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will hand a house to a victim of crime in Acornhoek.
The house was built after the department received over R80 000 from South African Breweries (SAB) towards the completion of a house for a Bushbuckridge old woman who was a victim of abuse.
The woman was identified by the department during a Mandela Day Campaign when the police at Acornhoek told the then Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Sibongile Manana about the plight of the old lady.
At the time the old lady was staying in a mud house that had been broken into several times by criminals and the Acornhoek South African Police Service (SAPS) wanted to assist her but they did not have sufficient money to build her a proper house. They only managed to build a one room house hence they requested the department to assist. The department then drew a plan to assist the old woman.
The assistance is part of the department’s effort not only to prevent crime but assist those who may have been victims or survivors of crime.
The handover will unfold as follows:
Date: Saturday, 9 June 2012
Venue: Acornhoek, Bushbuckridge Municipality
Members of the media are invited. Enquiries:
Cell: 082 678 1450
Tel: 013 766 4055
Issued by: Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison
4 Jun 2012
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