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BCM revellers warned ahead of festive season

By zandisiwe poltin - Nov 3, 2015
BCM revellers warned ahead of festive season

Ahead of the festive season, Buffalo City Metro Municipality (BCMM) Mayor, Alfred Mtsi, has said that residents and visitors should have fun within the City, however, they should do so responsibly-or face the consequences.

The metro has introduced safety measures to eliminate criminal activities and keep East London safe throughout the festive season.

Speaking at the launch of BCMM’s Rave but Behave festive season safety plan last week, Mtsi said the metro will not tolerate bad behaviour from the City’s revellers this season.

“There will be zero tolerance to those who consume alcohol on our beaches. That is a warning. There are clear signs of don’ts in all our facilities. We appeal to people to obey them,” Mtsi said adding that no alcohol zones will be signposted.

BCM’s Head of Health and Public Safety, Helen Neale-May, has confirmed that there will be CCTV cameras on the beachfront, which will be fully functional from the first week of December.

The metro has also increased the fine for drunk driving from R500 to R2 000, and police would be having road blocks in certain areas, such as Leaches Bay and Fullers Bay.

“The police have a duty to ensure the safety of South African and international tourists, especially during the festive season, East London police Major-General Lungile Mqhaqhele said.

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