Cyclone Freddy Aggravates Crime in Chiradzulu
Law enforcers in Chiradzulu have disclosed that the district has registered a sharp increase in crime rates between March and May 2023.
Officer-in charge (O.C) for Chiradzulu Police Andule Mwakikunga has told Zodiak that the law enforcers are attributing this to cyclone Freddy related consequences.
She mentioned house breaking, gender based violence as well as cases of defilement as among the crimes which are on the rise in the district in the aftermath of cyclone Freddy.
“As you know the district is among the 12 districts in the southern region which were hit hard by the cyclone Freddy. As the police we have observed that with most people in the district losing their source of livelihood others have resorted to committing various crimes with others become victims all in the name of earning a living. Of late husbands have become so abusive to the wives and end result we are seeing so many divorces in our midst”. Said Mwakikunga.
She made the remarks last Saturday at St Michaels Primary school in Chiradzulu when the law enforcers launched an awareness campaign on the dangers of committing crimes.
Speaking on the same occasion, Group Village headman Mbalame of the district vowed to formulate by laws to prohibit the proliferation of a tendency of selling of alcohol without a permit a development he said is also fueling crime rate in his area.
Chiradzulu Police Station has embarked on an awareness campaign targeting those who have been affected by the cyclone Freddy on the evils of committing crimes in order to earn a living.