Some of the members of the Phoenix Religious Leaders Forum.
The Phoenix Religious Leaders Forum has been active in the community since August 2016.
The forum was originally formed by Brig Ndlovo, station commander of Phoenix SAPS, and is made up of religious leaders from different faiths.
The forum is part of the Community Policing Forum and is chaired by Moulana Mohamed, the high priest of Aleemia Mosque, and the deputy chairman is Pst Harris Govender.
“We aim to help make society crime free, highlight important religious dates within the community and among SAPS members and to instil religious values,” Moulana Tariq said.
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The organisation also aims to galvanize the SAPS with all communities in its quest to decrease crime especially within households, among neighbours and the general public.
Another aim is to be at the forefront of resolving family disputes, gender and racial challenges and to connect and coordinate all religious bodies within the policing precinct to ensure that they conform to legislation and proper acceptable practices.
Tariq added, “We have been helping our community by conducting interfaith prayers, creating awareness on the different cultures within our society, highlighting the unacceptable criminal activities practised, comforting victim’s families and loved ones, provision of workshops, and generally requesting the community to seek the truth in prayer.”
The organisation wants to showcase Phoenix as a well-oiled community.