King William's Town Men for Change and Women's Network spent their Women's Day with the community of Bhidli Farm at Ginsberg this afternoon. The Communication Officer, Capt Mawisa together with other members visited the community before and checked their living conditions and a follow up was also done with the Social Worker from EHW. The feedback was given to the station and they were touched and volunteered to contribute. The members decided to donate clothes and grocery for the 15 families that are staying on the farm.
Today at about 12:00 the team led by the Station Commander, Colonel Nomvuyo Mrwebi went to the farm and hand over the donated groceries and clothes. The community was educated about domestic violence and crimes against women and children. Capt Langeni and Cst Bhokile also emphasized that they can also apply for protection orders and they must know the SAPS Helpline number to report any crime that occurred in their area.
The Ward Councillor Mr Dyonase together with the CPF members were present and appreciated the initiative taken by police members. Mr Hendricks from the farm was all in smiles and happy that all the families received food parcels, he thanked the police and appreciated the donation and said this build relationship between the police and the community. All the people from the farm were given chance to choose the clothes from what were donated.
Source: South African Police Service