The newly appointed commander of South African Police Services (SAPS) in Kleinmond, Capt Mgcineni Ngwenani, has pledged to fight crime and the criminal “scourge” that is currently affecting Pringle Bay, neighbouring Rooi Els and Bettys Bay, and the larger town of Kleinmond where he is based.
Capt Ngwenani attended this week’s meeting of Pringle Bay Street Watch (PBSW) with his wife and Kleinmond Station Commander Constable Jonathan Kasper.
“I want to assure you that your pain is my pain,” he said.
Capt Ngwenani was recently promoted from King Williams Town and started work in Kleinmond less than a month ago. Interviewed by the Overstrand Herald on his first day of office he said: “We won’t win the fight against crime without the community. We need the community to be our eyes and ears. If we do get cooperation from the community we will win the fight.”
This is exactly the mission of PBSW that encourages every member of our village community to be the ‘eyes and ears’ of Pringle Bay and to look after their neighbours interests. In addition, members are invited to join patrol and/or response teams to help fight crime.
Capt Ngwenani outlined his plan of action to executive coordinating committee members and sector heads of PBSW and said he welcomed collaboration with the Street Watch.
Capt Ngwenani, who is married with four children, has been in the police service for more than 25 years.