Friday, August 13, 2021

Western Cape residents urged to be responsible this weekend

The Western Cape’s Community Safety MEC, Albert Fritz, is calling on residents to respect the law and act responsibly this weekend. Fritz reminded citizens that the healthcare system remains under pressure at the peak of the third wave

“I want to thank the vast majority of our citizens who followed the regulations last weekend, and I ask you to do the same again this weekend so that we can ensure our healthcare system copes during this time of pressure.”

In the past week, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) conducted a total of four integrated operations in which 21 premises were visited with Law Enforcement. Three of these operations were conducted in Nyanga, Philippi and Kraaifontein.

In Cape Town where the fourth integrated operation was conducted, a manager of an establishment was arrested after he contravened lockdown regulations.

‘’One of these related to a premises that appeared to be closed, but from which music nevertheless emanated. The Liquor Inspector attending to the scene requested the assistance of SAPS and, upon gaining entry to the premises by force, it was then found that the business was trading in contravention of the Disaster Management Act Regulations, with people dancing and consuming alcohol inside after 21:30. The manager of the establishment was arrested for being in contravention of the DMA Regulations.’’

Fritz thanked residents for the tip-off and says that citizens need to continue blowing the whistle on those breaking the law.

“The vast majority of our citizen are amazing. They are responsive to our calls and they are working with us. And so I want to thank them, but also appeal to all once again: please observe the regulations this weekend! Work with us to get through this third wave and through this pandemic. There is light at the end of the tunnel, but for now, please observe the regulations.”

Anyone who witnesses any criminal acts, or who has any other information that will assist SAPS in making arrests, are urged to telephone the SAPS Command Centre at 021 466 0011.


Done By: Lizeka Tsotsetsi

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