Dundee Courier

Bid to train / equip car guards in town

"Our vision is to assist these guards by equipping them with the necessary skills to make themselves sufficient and reliable,"

The proliferation of car guards in especially Dundee’s CBD often drives shoppers and motorists to distraction.
The guards are also territorial and fights occasionally break out when one guard transgresses into another car guard’s territory.
With this in mind, the Afezeka Community Organisation and Ndumiso Support Group have joined forces in a bid to formalise what is a ‘rag bag’ grouping of guards into a unit that can serve the public in a more positive manner and at the same time help fight especially petty crime in the CBD.
Vusamusi Sibisi (chairperson of the Afezeka Community Organisation) and Lungile Hlatshwayo (chairperson of the Ndumiso Support Group) say they are committed to improving the social and economic conditions of car guards.
“Many are committed to providing excellent and loyal service in the safeguarding of cars.
“Our vision is to assist these guards by equipping them with the necessary skills to make themselves sufficient and reliable,” Sibisi said, adding that the effort will also help tackle the high rate of unemployment among especially young people.
“These guards will then begin to feel that they are part of the community and this will create stability.
“We want to liaise with all stakeholders to ensure that the project has a positive outcome.”
Any form of support towards the proposed programme will be highly appreciated.
For enquiries, kindly contact Lungile Hlatshwayo on 079 467 3841 or Vusi Sibisi on 072 128 0731.

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