15 illegal shebeens closed down in Brakwater

13 Dec 2013 16:10pm
WINDHOEK, 13 DEC (NAMPA) – Fifteen illegal shebeens in the Brakwater area north of Windhoek were closed down on Thursday evening.
Three drivers also received traffic fines for driving without valid drivers' licences.
Volunteers of the Brakwater Neighbourhood Watch (BNW) group, together with members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) and City Police patrolled the area to make sure criminal activities did not take place, and to create visibility.
BNW chairperson Atousa Fischer-Buder told Nampa during the campaign that the reason for the shebeens’ closure is because they were not adhering to the law.
“They know the law, but don't respect the law. When we try to enforce it, they become aggressive and start throwing stones,” she explained.
Before the establishment of the group, housebreaking and robberies were on the increase in the Brakwater area.
But since its establishment, crime in the area has gone down by 50 per cent, a representative from the group said.