Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Assures Residents And Visitors Of Easter Weekend Safety And Security

APRIL 1, 2015

Residents and visitors to the Nelson Mandela Bay have reason to feel safe as the municipality, working hand in hand with other safetyand security stakeholders will be out in full force, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality said. 

"All Nelson Mandela Bay Municipal offices and their respective staff who are involved in safety and security are part and parcel of the greater National and Provincial programme over the Easter weekend, so that all residents and the hundreds of thousands of tourists who flock to the Bay over this period are safe and secure," the municipality said in a statement.

"Traffic services, emergency services, the fire brigade, disaster management, the horse patrol, and the like are all part of the Venue Operations Centre for the Splash Festival, and you can expect to see safety and security men and women, together with SAPS officials and the ambulance services out in full force over this weekend."

The Municipality also said that roadblocks will be enforced to check, inter alia, driver fitness, vehicle roadworthiness, as well as pedestrian safety. 

"There is a zero-tolerance to drinking drinking and driving.

"Pedestrian alcohol consumption is also not allowed," it said.

The Easter community safety plan takes care of all Bay areas including Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage, Despatch, Colchester, Northern Areas.

Executive Mayor Oom Ben has also urged all residents and tourists to enjoy themselves responsibly.