Acting Provincial Commissioner joins premier in Safer Festive Season operations

POLOKWANE – The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Major General Jan Scheepers today, on Thursday, 24 December 2020 joined the Premier of Limpopo, Mr Stan Mathabatha during the safer festive Operations conducted in the Lebowakgomo policing area.

In attendance was the Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for Crime Detection Major General Samuel Manala, Capricorn District Commissioner Major General Lesiba Mashilo, other Senior Officers and members of the police from all levels of command.

The operation commenced at 04h00 with a joint parade which was addressed by Major General Scheepers and later the Premier at Lebowakgomo police station.

Major General Scheepers encouraged the members to put God first in everything they do and always work according to Police mandate and take care of themselves especially during this festive this period.

In his special message to all members, Premier Hon. Stanley Mathabatha applauded the members for their hard work and determination in fighting criminal activities head-on, ensuring safety for all the citizens of this province and the visitors. He encouraged members to work even harder and pleaded with them to refrain from corrupt activities and also ensure that communities adhere to the COVID-19 regulations starting with their own families. He then concluded by wishing everyone a safer and harmonious festive season.

Parallel to the operation, Premier and his entourage paid a courtesy visit at Seleteng Triabal Authority in Ga-Mmaphlele.

The Limpopo Units who participated during this operation include the Limpopo Highway Patrol Team, K9 Unit, Provincial Corporate Communication and Liaison, Detectives, First Responders Team, POPs, Tactical Response Team, Vehicle Crime Investigation Unit and other Government Departments including Department of Home Affairs, the Provincial and Municipal Traffic Police.

A total number of 62 suspects were arrested for various offenses.

 

Source: South African Police Service

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