GAUTENG FESTIVE SEASON ROAD SAFETY OPS

Law enforcement officers must restore the integrity of their profession. We must respect our jobs and those who do wrong things must be exposed. Members of Gauteng Traffic Police, Metro Police and South African Police Service must adapt a different approach and attitude to prevent corruption on the roads. High Police visibility must be the order of the day in Gauteng to ensure that communities are safe, motorists and passengers must at all times adhere to the rules and regulations of the road” said Gauteng Premier Hon David Makhura at the N12 Freeway Westbound during joint Law Enforcement Operation this morning.

Gauteng Community Safety MEC encouraged motorists to obey the rules of the roads by keeping Gauteng City Region safe and appealed to community members to take charge of their own safety during festive season and beyond. “Remember as law enforcement officers you took an oath to serve and protect our communities, love your people and be patriotic public servants. It is high time that you work with greater commitment and exercise the necessary caution while discharging your duties.” said MEC Nkosi-Malobane.

Festive Season Road Safety ambassador and actress Simphiwe Ngema took part in encouraging the Water works informal settlement community members to be vigilant on the roads during the festive season and beyond. She vowed to spread the message of safety especially during the festive season.

About three motorists were arrested for carrying illegal substances such as drugs and one woman was arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle. Law enforcement officers were urged to work tirelessly in an effort to combat crime and reduce road fatalities during the festive season.

 


SOURCE: GAUTENG DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SAFETY

 

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