Joint anti-crime drive yielding results

2016-10-19 06:00

PHUTHADITJHABA. – The Phuthaditjhaba Cluster, 11 police stations and the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) made their presence felt by rolling up their sleeves in an effort to prevent petty crime over the weekend from turning into serious crimes, especially alcohol-related incidents.

The abuse of alcohol usually results in the commission of serious crimes ranging from assault, robbery, murder, attempted murder and rape.

It also raises the likelihood of accidents occuring.

The joint operations led to the successful arrest of more than 50 people with regard to possession of dangerous weapons and dagga, drinking in public, driving under the influence of alcohol, drinking and driving, selling alcohol without a licence, operating illegal shebeens and defeating the ends of justice by falsely reporting accidents.

Last night in Phuthaditjhaba, police were partnering with the RTMC to tackle alcohol-related crimes. Thirteen people were arrested and vehicles were confiscated, the drivers of which had been driving under the influence of alcohol.

The law enforcers were sweeping all places members of the community have access to, accosting those drinking in public and stopping and searching vehicles.

The cluster consists of Phuthaditjhaba, Harrismith, Namahadi, Tseki, Tseseng, Makwane, Kestell, Vrede, Memel, Verkykerskop and Warden.

The positive impact of these operations was that no serious crimes, such as murder and attempted murder, were reported thus far. These crimes have been problematic for the cluster in the past. The back-to-basics implementation is an indicator which shows a sharp decrease in certain crimes within the cluster, such as assault and robbery, said the cluster commander, Maj.Gen. Peter Moloi.

“We are not going to fold our arms for criminals or lawlessness within this cluster.

“Our objective and priority is to proudly protect the law-abiding citizens of this country with all the powers vested in us as law enforcers. The operations are continuous.

“We therefore urge members of the public to join hands with us in fighting crime through giving information and participating fully in forming community patrollers.

“The monster can be beaten only if we stand together and work as one,” said Moloi.

– SAPS

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