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WC neighbourhood watch training community to combat crime

WC neighbourhood watch training community to combat crime Estelle Sun, 04/11/2021 - 14:00 Teaser Media Paragraphs Reporter Ayesha Ismail and cameraman Mario Pedro went on patrol with newly-trained members of the Community Reaction Unit in Mitchells Plain. Courtesy #DStv403 CAPE TOWN - Neighbourhood Watch members in the Western Cape have always played a crucial role in trying to combat crime.  Many did this, with little or no training.  READ: Over 400 people arrested in Cape Town But now they’re being offered combat training as well as self-defence classes.  The Community Reaction Unit was started by Neil De Beer a year and a half ago.  De Beer makes it clear that the CRU is not above the law.  READ: Cele says Western Cape murder rate unacceptable “We are not a vigilante group. We are a highly-trained and skilled community reaction unit that has developed in the Western Cape and work side-by-side with law enforcement, he said.  Locals say they will take any help they can get to make their areas safe.  * eNCA reporter Ayesha Ismail and cameraman Mario Pedro went on patrol with newly-trained members of the Community Reaction Unit in Mitchells Plain. 


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