Women taking the lead during Covid-19 operations on Women’s Day in Kimberley

NORTHERN CAPE – Wowen’s Day was celebrated and led by females during the Covid-19 operations held in Kimberley and Galeshewe areas, today 09 August 2020. Members of the SAPS Group C under the Command of Brigadiers’ Merle Coghlan, Pinky Thusi and Gilroy Tait are not compromising but rather continuing to enforce the regulations of level 3 of the Disaster Management ACT during these ongoing Covid-19 operations.

The group also had great successes at Vehicle Check Points in Galeshewe and on the Roodepan Main Road in Kimberley. More than 300 vehicles and 900 persons were stopped and searched and several traffic fines were issued. One 39-year-old male driver was also fined R1500-00 for the alleged illegal transportation of alcohol. The police searched his truck and found 10 bottles (375 and 500ml) liquor stashed under loads of toilet paper. The approximate street value of the Gin, Vodka and Brandy is about R600-00.

Patrols in CBD, Malls, shopping centres and residential areas were also at the order of the day.

The SAPS Management hereby lauded all the members for the great awareness campaign at the VCP’s and surrounding areas that addressed crimes against women and children. The pamphlets and message flags were handed out to motorists and pedestrians during the operations.



Source: South African Police Service

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