Veteran crime buster going strong at 77

Veteran crime buster going strong at 77

Jacob Jacobus, 77, of Kuils River, is the oldest serving community police forum member in the city.

Kuils River CPF chairman Clive Hendricks speaks glowingly of Mr Jacobus’s commitment to fighting crime.

He leads a walking bus, accompanying pupils to and from school through dangerous areas.

“I’ve been part of the walking bus for several years. I used to drop my grandchild at school and that is where I decided to start,” Mr Jacobs said.

Every morning, his route includes Sarepta bridge, the bridge at the canal at Noord Street and the surrounding streets in Sarepta. This is a stone’s throw from where three bodies were found in Kalkfontein gangland last week.

Mr Jacobus is one of the CPF’s executive members.

“JJ took over the chair of sector 2 from me when I was elected as CPF chair,” Mr Hendricks said.

“He proved to be a man that devotes himself to the service of the community. I visited the walking bus one morning and he was on duty long before 6am. He is a true stalwart in Sarepta and the greater Kuils River communities. He is truly devoted to the task he volunteered for and is a pillar in the community.”