SAPS awareness day a success

2018-07-10 06:01
Lt Colonel Langkie Sherine from Flash is joined by Zimasa Motetebejane from the national liquor authority and Bawinile Ngcobo from the national gambling board at the awareness campaign at Watercrest Mall.PHOTO: PHINDILE SHOZI

Lt Colonel Langkie Sherine from Flash is joined by Zimasa Motetebejane from the national liquor authority and Bawinile Ngcobo from the national gambling board at the awareness campaign at Watercrest Mall.PHOTO: PHINDILE SHOZI

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PROVINCIAL SAPS, in conjunction with local police, held an awareness campaign regarding licensed and unlicensed liquor outlets, second-hand goods dealerships, and scrapyards at Watercrest Mall last Thursday.

Joining the SAPS on the day were the Flying Squad, the K9 unit, the Provincial Task Team, provincial members of Flash, National Liquor Authority, National Gambling Board, external entities for second hand goods, Eskom, eThekwini Municipality, Telkom, and Prasa.

Lieutenant Colonel Langkie Sherine from the provincial Flash office said they are bringing awareness to the public to stop stolen property being bought by the community. “We are here to make the community aware of the Second-Hand Goods Act, explain the importance of the act, and to enforce and regulate the act,” said the colonel.

She said they are doing this so that the people who are buying second-hand goods will be aware that they need to have registers in place stating where they are getting the goods from.

Sherine also said that the liquor is one of the many contributors to crime and they want to clamp down on illegal sales. “Liquor is easily obtained from both the bottle stores and liquor outlets. This awareness drive is to sensitise the community about the dangers of liquor and also educate them about why trading without a license will cause a problem,” she said.

She said they also visited distributors, manufacturing factories, and liquor outlets to see that they have compliancy with the liquor act.

“We’ve handed out pamphlets to the community, and spoken on one on one with them, to let them know about liquor and how it is easy accessible to juveniles and to the underage community. We are going back to basics to get that community relationship with SAPS interactive again,” said Sherine.

SA Community Crime Watch spokesperson Steven King commended SAPS on the awareness campaign and said that, with active participation by all role-players, crime will decrease in the community.

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