Residents of Acorn Valley successfully elected a Sector Crime Forum (SCF) recently in an attempt to bring stability and peace within their community.
The meeting was chaired by King Community Policing Forum (CPF) acting chairperson Desmond Coetzee and as also attended by Buffalo City Ward 44 councillor Sixolisiwe Ntsasela, along with ward committee member Tully Winnaar.
After the votes were counted, the 10-member structure was named as follows:
- Arthur Flanagan (chairperson);
- Roxanne Alexander (Ddeputy Cchairperson);
- Yolande Christian (secretary);
- Nandipha Swartbooi (assistant secretary);
- Seuntjie Dyantyi (treasurer);
- Isaac Windvogel (organiser);
- Edwina Cumming, Desmond August, Mary Estruis and George Smith (additional members);
Coetzee commended the elected members and the community for taking action in securing a safer environment and for putting in place a structure that will assist in bringing much-needed change to Acorn Valley.
He also called on the entire community to support those elected.
“These members were elected by you after you all have stressed your concerns about crime in this community, so whenever they need your help, please don’t hesitate.
“[King William’s Town police station commander] Colonel Nomvuyo Mrwebi and myself gave you our contacts during the previous meetings, so if you call the police and struggle to find them, we are just a phone call away,” Coetzee said.
Nstasela also praised the members for taking the initiative in safeguarding their community and wished them well.
Flanagan as chair person said: “I have never imagined to be elected into such a vital position and I definitely need all the support I can get but I am looking forward to the task awaiting on us.”