SAPS launches Festive Season programme in M/Plain

The SAPS in the Western Cape will launch the Safer Festive Season programme in Mitchell's Plain on Tuesday.

The national Safer Festive Season Operations launch was first held in Limpopo, two week's ago. This year’s Safer Festive Season Operations are being held under the theme: ‘’More boots on the ground towards enhanced police visibility.’’

The plan entails focus areas which will be prioritised by the SAPS throughout the festive season, amongst others addressing GBV and Femicide, combatting aggravated robberies, drunk driving, illegal firearms, and obeying the rules of the road.

According to the latest crime stats, Lentegeur SAPS reported a 200% increase between April & June this year for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs compared to the same period last year. Harare, Khayelitsha saw 28 more cases reported for illegal firearm and ammunition.

The Western Cape Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembisile Patekile, the SAPS management together with the Minister of Police General Bheki Cele will be in attendance at the event.

In a statement, SAPS said the launch ushered in a heightened period of police visibility until 31 January 2023.



Done By: Mitchum George


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