KIMBERLEY – The SAPS Provincial Office in the Northern Cape and the Frances Baard SAPS Cluster Office and Stations ended off the 16 Days for No Violence Against Women and children. This formed part of the Safer Festive Season operation while being supported by Provincial Traffic and Sol Plaatje Municipality and yielded great results.
The Kimberley CBD was painted blue with foot and vehicle patrols while the Team visited Taxi Ranks, Second Hand Good stores, Liquor Outlets and street vendors.
Some Team members policed malls and shopping centres, while others were posted in residential areas to ensure all round safety at homes, shoppers and businesses. Compliance checks were also carried out and several business owners were issued with fines for not operating according to their prescribed license conditions.
More than 240 vehicles and 500 persons were stopped and searched at a Roadblock on the N12 South and fines worth about R5000 were issued to motorists found in contravention of the law. Festive Season Safety hint flyers were also handed out during the operation. Several warrants of arrests were followed up on and wanted suspects were placed behind bars.
“The Acting Provincial Commissioner for the Northern Cape, Major General Henriette De Waal commended the Teams for their superb effort that led to these sterling successes. Ending off the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children in a positive manner will definitely urge the community to continually “keep a tight grip” on this very important matter and look out for our women and children on 365 days a year basis, said De Waal.”
Source: South African Police Service