Ricochet News

Mayor visits Zwide Library following armed robbery at its doors

Nov 21, 2019
Mayor visits Zwide Library following armed robbery at its doors

Port Elizabeth - The Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, Councillor Mongameli Bobani, with Ward 26 Councillor, Patrick Vani, in Thursday visited Zwide Library which has become a breeding ground for criminality after countless reports of criminal activities that occur in the premises.

In the latest incident on Tuesday morning, before 9:00am, an armed robbery occurred right outside the library doors.

Two patron’s phones and backpacks were taken by two thugs with guns, which left the entire Zwide library staff traumatized and scared for their safety and that of their patrons.

Executive Mayor Bobani assured the Zwide Library staff and their patrons of their safety addng that access to libraries is part of one's development.

"Libraries are meant to empower the community and grant residents access to empowering information not for them to feel violated in public spaces.

"We will investigate the incident and deal with the culprits accordingly however we cannot do this without the help of the community," said the Executive Mayor.

Bobani also assured that he will meet with the Security Division to deploy a security personnel at the premises on a daily basis and further discuss an effective security plan for all Metro Libraries for its staff and patrons feel secure.

Follow more RNEWS articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook. For news on the Western Cape click here.

For great savings on life’s little pleasures visit Bargain Buys!  Know somebody who is getting married, Wedding and Function can assist.  Have kids, then you need to visit Kids Connection. Enjoy food and travel, then visit Home Food and Travel. Need assistance with an online presence, visit Agency One.

news 25811 33057 mayorvisitszwidelibraryfollowingarmedrobberyatitsdoors5 jpgnews 25811 33058 mayorvisitszwidelibraryfollowingarmedrobberyatitsdoors4 jpgnews 25811 33059 mayorvisitszwidelibraryfollowingarmedrobberyatitsdoors3 jpg