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DV police initiative builds bridges

TOP THREE: Miss Duncan Village 2017 winners, from left, are Thimna Qakwane (1st princess) Hlomani Matshisi (Queen) and Yolanda Luzipo (2nd princess) Picture: THANDEKA NTLONTI

The event saw many Duncan Village community members cheering along as their favourite contestants took to the stage.

The pageant is an awareness campaign that was initiated by Duncan Village Police Station in a bid to keep children off the streets and discourage them from getting involved in crime.

“Programmes include visits to schools and talking to learners. “We address the issues that plague the schools like drugs and alcohol abuse, bullying and carrying of dangerous weapons on school premises,” Duncan Village Police public relations officer, Siphelele Ngcai, said.

Police spokeswoman Warrant Officer Hazel Mqala said: ”Such events are held for the youth to enjoy and take part in.

“The entire community of Duncan Village must work together with SAPS to eradicate crime. We want to get these children off the streets and away from all the crime that is happening in the community. With the youth month coming up, there will be more activities for them to enjoy,” she said.

Duncan Police services pleads with the community to work closer with the police in fighting crime and all criminal activities and ask the people to report all matters to the police.

They have appealed to the community to form partnerships and help make Duncan Village a crime-free area.

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