The Deputy Minister of State Security Zizi Kodwa visited two malls in the Motherwell policing area today, 19 July 2021 (Motherwell shopping centre and NU9 shopping centre). The purpose of his visit was to thank the citizens of Nelson Mandela Bay for safeguarding their malls and infrastructure from criminals. He praised the security companies, mall management, community and taxi association for ensuring that their malls were safe during the lootings and vandalism that took place in KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng.
Mr Kodwa added that 'we need to take care of our property so that investors would want to come and invest in our communities. If we vandalise and destroy our malls, the old people will suffer because there will be no shops that they can go to, to get their food. We commend the communities for guarding the malls day and night without any rest. Let us be proud of what we have and not allow criminals to destroy it.'
After the two visits, Mr Kodwa departed from Motherwell.