Violent and Intrusive Crime Subsiding At Monarch

FRANCISTOWN: Authorities here are happy about the decreasing crime statistics at Monarch, one of the city’s most dangerous areas.

In an interview with The Monitor, Monarch Customary Court President Moses Gunny said in the past, the area used to be crime-infested. Gunny said crimes like murder, rape, common nuisance, defilement, house breaking and burglary used to give  them headache. To overcome the high crime incidents, Gunny said that they developed strategic relationships with stakeholders amongst them residents, politicians, social workers and the police- a  move that has proved to be effective.

“During Kgotla meetings I have always called all stakeholders to lend a hand in fighting crime and I am happy to say that are our efforts have been successful even though there are pockets of criminal incidents that are still happening in Monarch,” said Gunny.  He added:  “The crime levels in this area decreased after the completion of the Monarch Infrastructural Development Project. There are streetlights that prevent criminals from committing crimes as opposed to the past when it was very dark at night. The residents have also heeded our call of not harbouring illegal immigrants who were mostly involved in many criminal activities. We plead with people who are still doing so to stop forthwith because they are encouraging crime.”

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