Metro police clamp down on illegal car guards

2016-12-07 06:01
The metro police clamped down on illegal car guards at Hobie Beach on Friday. Their bibs were confiscated and warnings and fines were issued.. Photo: Werner Hills

The metro police clamped down on illegal car guards at Hobie Beach on Friday. Their bibs were confiscated and warnings and fines were issued.. Photo: Werner Hills

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

METRO Police in Nelson Mandela Bay is clamping down on car guards working without permits.

On Friday, December 2, the metro police removed illegal car guards at the beachfront.

“The operation had already started on Thursday, where all car guards who cannot prove that they are registered with Psira (the regulatory authority for the private security industry) are warned and fined,” said John Best, mayoral committee member for safety and security.

According to Best, the illegal car guards were first warned and stripped of their bibs.

Best said the metro police confiscate the brightly coloured bibs used by car guards to identify themselves as guards, if they are not legal car guards.

“The next time the same car guard gets caught as an illegal car guard, he is fined R100.

“If we find a repeat offender, we will not hesitate to arrest such a person,” said Best.

The metro police will maintain a strong presence at the beachfront during the festive season.

“Safer beaches for our local residents and visitors are the main goal. Therefore our law enforcement officers must ensure that rules are obeyed.”

Best warned the public that the municipal regulations also mean that no alcohol may be consumed in public.

He also said motorists can expect more roadblocks in the festive season.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


Men.24 Model of the Week: Wendy from Cape Town

Find out more about our featured model, Wendy from Cape Town


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.