About 46 homesteads from Extension Six, Mathendele location in Nhlangano save themselves after being terrorized by a gang which committed a string of robberies.
They could not sleep as thugs hit from all corners of the streets, hacking the victims with bush knives, and robbing them their valuables.
One morning, on the 11th of July 2010 the community decided to go to Nhlangano Police Station, obviously to complain about the torture they experienced overnight. They wanted to enquire about police progress concerning their area's criminal records as they could not stand another night of terror unless they get a lasting solution from the police.
Extension Six is an up market settlement in Nhlangano and it was dominated by people who did not have any business with their neighbour. They live private lives and did not know about neighbours on the same street, which made it difficult for them to assist each other when a need arise.
On the day of their visit to the police station they had a meeting with Police Crime Prevention Unit together with Superintendent Nicodemus Maphalala who was the Station Commander at the time. The Commander wanted to know from the residents what steps they have taken to rectify the problem by themselves. Actually his worry was the fact that they did not know the neighbour in the next house..... Read more