From plenty crimes to zero, how Jozi car guards are making intersections safer

From plenty crimes to zero, how Jozi car guards are making intersections safer

After several different crimes started to plague the streets of Johannesburg, a project was launched to fight these crimes.

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A local radio station partnered with Future City Fourways, a combined programme with the SAPS and South African traffic department, which aims to reduce the crime at Joburg intersections.

The project, which was started in September, trains dedicated and vigilant cadets to combat traffic crimes such as smash and grabs, car robberies and hijackings.

The head of Future City Fourways, Jean Berdou, said they were happy to partner up with Hot 91.9FM to form the Hot Squad project.

"This is the start of a long term relationship where we take back one intersection at a time in the Johannesburg area,” he said.
Berdou added, “This project is about so much more than just alleviating traffic and reporting crime incidents. It is also making a worthy contribution towards job creation for people from underprivileged communities.”

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Taking to social media, Berdou shared one of the team's success stories, Briefly.co.za learned.

"At about 3 pm a loud bang was heard by the team on duty in front of Fourways Crossing and a male was seen attempting to smash into a vehicle. A call was made to officers who were very close at hand and a foot chase ensued. The car was undamaged as far as could be seen, the attempt was thwarted and the lady drove away at speed from the intersection. Well done Guys you rock," he wrote.

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