DURBAN Police and other security agencies will be on high alert during the Vodacom Durban July this weekend and after party event at Moses Mabhida People's Park. Planning between the SAPS, Security Clusters and the event coordinators has been on-going for weeks.
A pro-active approach which resulted in successful event previously, has been adopted for this event. SAPS officers and personnel will be in and around both areas of events as well as around Durban to tackle the problems which might disrupt the events. The race course gates will be opened from 10:00 and there will be other parallel events which will be monitored by police until next morning.
Police and other law enforcement will monitor these events and ensure that there is peace and stability. Spectators and horse racing fans must behave themselves and enjoy the entertainments. No sharp instruments and no firearms are allowed in both events. The police will clamp down on those who break the law.
All people attending the Durban July need to protect their valuables whilst at the race course. If they are indulging in alcohol they must be dropped off and picked up or alternatively use a cab. Those who will be found drinking and driving will be arrested. Whilst on the race course they must be aware of criminals who may be mingling with the crowd so don't leave any valuables unattended. We are appealing to those who will be using the parking facility to make sure they do not leave their valuables exposed in their vehicles and they must make sure that their vehicles are locked at all times. The roads near Greyville race course including DLI Avenue, Avondale and Gladys Manzi will be closed and monitored by the police.
Source: South African Police Service