Democratic Alliance (DA) leader in the North West, Joe Mcgluwa, has called on the police in the province to ensure that they put in place measures to fight crime when Eskom implements load shedding.

He says the police should make rural areas their priority. Mcgluwa was speaking during a protest march by his party members in Mahikeng.

The marchers handed a memorandum to management of the Mmabatho police station. The march was part of the party’s national campaign on #KeepTheLightsOn.

“We are sick and tired of what is happening. This has an effect on the people in rural areas who have this crime where the police cannot go into areas that they are supposed to go in. So we say something must be done to save us from this national crisis that we are having. We can’t phone the police and also in the rural areas we experience a great course for concern when it comes to load shedding,” says Mcgluwa.