Manenberg cops attacked

2017-05-12 10:08
This police vehicle was damaged by Heideveld residents.

This police vehicle was damaged by Heideveld residents. (Manenberg SAPS )

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Manenberg police were attacked by Heideveld residents during a raid at a shebeen in Nellie Court. 

Police spokesperson, Captain Ian Bennett, says the incident occurred on Thursday 11 May at 14:00. 

He explains with alcohol abuse being the main contributor to several crimes, police have been prioritising illegal shebeens. 

Bennett says while officers were arresting a 53-year-old man in Heideveld for contravening the Liquor Act, residents pelted officers with stones and damaged a police vehicle, smashing the rear window.

“This type of action will not be tolerated and is a serious indictment on what we are trying to achieve and that is to reduce crime in the Manenberg police precinct. The community might think that raiding shebeens is trivial and that there are more serious crimes to police, but the illegal sale of alcohol is a serious offence, and contributes to many other social ills in the community including teenage and unwanted pregnancies.”

Manenberg station commander, Brigadier Enolium Joseph, says despite the attack they are  committed to continue ensuring a quality policing service for all. 

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