City enforcement officers out in full force this festive season
The City of Cape Town’s authorities arrested 290 suspects and recorded nearly 60 000 transgressions during its weekly enforcement patrols.
On Sunday, Metro Police officers arrested a 37-year-old suspect for the possession of a firearm in Q-town, Athlone. They also confiscated a 9mm pistol with eight rounds of ammunition. On Saturday, officers on patrol in Hanover Park arrested a suspected drug dealer who had hidden various quantities of tik and mandrax in a canister on his person. The 30-year-old was detained at Philippi SAPS.
The Public Emergency Communication Centre meanwhile logged over 2 400 calls over a 48-hour period this weekend, which included 903 medical calls, 203 incidents of assault, 125 fire related incidents, 90 motor vehicle and pedestrian vehicle accidents and 56 domestic violence incidents.
Mayco Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, urged motorists to be safe on the roads this festive season
‘’ We will increase our enforcement efforts during the festive season with a specific focus on road and vehicle safety, driver fitness and arresting those driving while under the influence of alcohol. A zero tolerance on the use of alcohol on beaches will be followed. The drunk driving and emergency statistics remain a cause for concern. We really need to re-evaluate our relationship with alcohol, but also the many other factors that give rise to the levels of inter-personal violence we experience in our society.’’
Done By: Mitchum George