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Buffalo City welcomes SANDF as security during lockdown tightens

Apr 2, 2020
Buffalo City welcomes SANDF as security during lockdown tightens

East London - The safety and security cluster is in full swing in Buffalo City led by the South African Police Services, the Buffalo City Municipality said on Wednesday.

"The cluster is comprised of various stakeholders including traffic and law enforcement, fire and disaster management," it described.

"This week, the cluster also welcomed members of the South African National Defense Force.

"This is to conduct duties in terms of the Disaster Management Act.57/2002 Regulation 27( 2) Officers/ Members to focus on compliance Enforcement of the above Act and the directives of Nationwide Lock down."

According to the Metro, there are roadblocks being conducted on all entrance/ exit routes in Buffalo City.

Some of the Safety Operations conducted over the weekend reflected as follows:

  • CBD roadblocks - 6
  • Blue lamp patrols - 36
  • Stop and Searches Conducted -47
  • Taxi Ranks Visited - 4
  • Business Premises Visited - 45
  • Shopping Malls Visited - 4
  • Taverns visited to ensure compliance -29
  • Spaza Shops Visited to ensure compliance - 28
  • Vehicles Stopped - 102
  • Persons Searched -328
  • Awareness Campaigns conducted to reprimanded to stay in doors - 119

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