Monday, August 01, 2022

City's officials warned against fake event permit

City of Cape town’s law enforcements officials warned that fake event permit holders will be charged with fraud.

The City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security Alderman JP Smith said that the City Events Permit Office has recently been made aware of incidents in which event organisers have been found in possession of fraudulent event permits. This is after the perpetrators were allegedly found with an old letter hold, the office found that no application was ever submitted for those events.

Smith said that the South African Police Service will also be working to ensure cases are registered against the alleged perpetrators.

'We would also like to plea with event patrons to be diligent when buying tickets for events. It is important for event goers to enquire about the legal compliance or whether the event organiser/venue owners are in possession of a proper event permit. Illegal events endanger the lives of patrons as a result of the lack of proper planning, security and crowd management, to name but a few. Officials from the events office are available to assist in verifying the legality of advertised events,' said Alderman Smith.

by Everngelista Muza

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