An indaba on surging murders and other crimes has been held in Mberengwa with community members and police coming together.

The community of Mberengwa and surrounding areas within that jurisdiction has become a hotbed of crime.

Most of the crimes committed involve murder, rape and many others.

Villagers have told some of their chilling experiences in that area.

During the indaba Mberengwa North legislator Cde Tafanana Zhou appealed to police authorities to decentralise most of their functions to the district which relies on nearby Zvishavane for assistance.

So far the concerns which the villagers have had saw an indaba which involved the police and representatives from government.

At the end of the day there was consensus that community policing needs to be strengthened if the crime statistics in the area are to be overturned.