NATJOINTS on safety and security measures in place for the handing over of the certificate ceremony in Durban

DURBAN – The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS) which comprises of various government departments including the South African Police Service (SAPS), the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the State Security Agency (SSA), has put measures in place to ensure a safe and secure delivery of the handing over of the certificate ceremony at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, on Saturday, 29 October 2022.

All law enforcement agencies have been deployed and are on high alert to ensure that the event takes place in a secure environment, with no incidents of criminality before, during and post the event.

48 000 guests are expected to be in attendance including Heads of States, Former Presidents, Traditional leaders and other dignitaries.

Attendees are advised that dangerous weapons including traditional spears won’t be allowed in the venue.

To this end, the NATJOINTS is calling for the cooperation of the public, including those who will be in attendance as well as spectators.

Any action aimed at disrupting the event or intentionally contravening the law, will be dealt with accordingly within the ambit of the law.

The NATJOINTS has further directed all law enforcement agencies securing the event to execute their duties according to their Constitutional mandate and within relevant prescripts.

In relation to aviation security, a Notice to all Airmen (NOTAM) has been issued by the Civil Aviation Authority which restricts the airspace within 2,0 nautical miles from the Moses Mabhida Stadium on the 29 October 2022 between 04:00 and 21:00. Only the South African Police Service (SAPS) will have flexible use of airspace during this period. Please note that this is strictly a NO FLY ZONE FOR DRONES.

As per standard protocol procedures, residents of Durban, spectators and those who are operating businesses in the vicinity of the Moses Mabhida Stadium are advised about road closures ahead of the event.

A list of the road closures will be shared on the SAPS and GCIS social media platforms.

Source: South African Police Service