Deputy Minister of Police addresses law enforcement parade on COVID-19 operations

NORTHERN CAPE – The Deputy Minister of Police, Hon Cassel Mathale in the company the MEC for Transport Safety and Liaison Me Nontobeko Vilakazi, the National Commissioner of Police, Lieutenant General Kehla Sitole, Deputy National Commissioner Lt Gen Sandisile Mfazi and the Provincial Commissioner Lt General Risimati Peter Shivuri, addressed the joint parade in Kimberley as the law enforcement agencies geared themselves to perform Covid-19 operational duties.

Amongst law enforcement agencies on the parade were members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), Sol Plaatje Municipal Traffic Officers and Northern Cape Provincial Traffic Officers. During his address the deputy Minister of Police applauded the law enforcement agencies for braving the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic by ensuring that they carry out the instructions of the Commander in Chief, President Cyril Ramaphosa. And continued to encourage the members on parade to take precautionary measures by continuing to wear their protective masks, maintain social contact, washing hands or hands sanitizing. Let’s keep on policing malls, shopping centres and ensure that people are safe as they are out there to receive grants payment from SASSA.

The Deputy Minister and his entourage were briefed by Director General of the Northern Cape, Advocate Justice Bekebeke and Chairperson of the Provincial Joints about measures in place to contain the pandemic. The Deputy Minister applauded the Province’s inclusive composition of the ProvJoints in terms of involvement of all role players.

The Deputy Minister concluded his tour by visiting a road block on the N8, grants pay-out centres in Kimberley CBD and parade of SAPS and SANDF members in Galeshewe Source: South African Police Service

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