Iron horses help secure Benoni smallholdings


AfriForum’s Benoni branch has a new weapon in their arsenal: motorcycles, which are used especially in the fight against crime on smallholdings, farms and rural areas on the outskirts of town.

The civil rights organization says that thanks to the branch’s rural security project, patrols can be driven even more easily in these areas. The branch recently added two motorcycles to its other security tools so that patrols can be driven through the isolated areas more easily.

The branch’s neighborhood watch found that motorcycles offer certain strategic advantages that vehicles do not necessarily have when patrolling. Some of the biggest advantages are that the neighborhood watch can respond quickly to emergency calls and can easily comb a scene.

“We believe that fighting crime requires continuous cooperation from the community, as well as the application of new and innovative ideas. We are convinced that the new additions to the branch’s existing security tools will be a great asset and will make a noticeable difference in the fight against crime in and around Benoni,” says Jurie Ferreira, AfriForum’s district coordinator for the East Rand .

AfriForum says cooperation is the “key to success” and that residents themselves can have a positive effect on the security situation of their town.