SAPS women officers with members of the public in Isipingo.
The objective of the operation was to reduce crime and to show the strength of women. Members were focusing on preventing serious crime and to ensure the safety of the public and their property. They also continued throughout the operation doing stop and searches in hotspots in Isipingo CBD and Amanzimtoti CBD, in the hope of finding more dangerous weapons or any illegal and unlicensed firearms. They enforced the Road Traffic Act, Liquor Act and Drug Act during the operation.
The women also hit the streets of the busy Isipingo CBD, smiling and handing out crime awareness pamphlets on gender-based violence against women and illegal firearms.
“I applaud women to courageously go out there and fight crime. We are committed to continue addressing serious crime within the hotspots in the cluster. We are also targeting crime generators such as alcohol and drug abuse. There will be continuous operations throughout women’s month and this will certainly make a valuable contribution to impacting crime as a whole,” said acting EOS commander, Brigadier Vukani Mgobhozi.
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