Ndirande Police Station Spokesperson, Sub-Inspector Wisdom Nhlane disclosed that Ndirande police station has registered a decrease in defilement cases in the year 2022, compared to 2021.
Nhlane said in the year 2021 from January to December 48 defilement cases were registered while in the year 2022 from January to December only 22 cases were registered in the same reporting period.
The decreased in defilement cases follows the harsh punishment that the gives to the offenders and awareness campaigns the station conducted.
He has urged community members to continue reporting defilement cases, saying delaying in doing so leads to loss of evidence.
“The positive working relationship with different stakeholders such as traditional leaders, community policing members and community members in the township are also contributing factors to the reduction,” he said.
Nhlane has since asked traditional leaders to formulate and strengthen by-laws that will help in curbing defilement cases in the township.