The City of Cape Town says it is ready for the enforcement demands ahead of a busy Easter long weekend.
In a Media Statement, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith said the City’s Safety and Security Directorate will be conducting roving patrols, vehicle checkpoints and roadblocks in association with the South African Police Service to trace drunk drivers, clamp down on reckless and negligent driving and address general crime incidents.
The department will also be on the lookout for alcohol consumption on the beaches and other public areas.
“late January, when the country moved to Alert Level 1, the Law Enforcement Liquor Unit has confiscated nearly a thousand litres of alcohol from beaches over weekends.”
“In the latest incident last week, staff confiscated more than 150 units of alcohol in Gordon’s Bay and arrested two suspects for drinking in public and interfering in the execution of their duties.”
“So, in addition to the roads, staff will also be deployed to beaches and other public spaces to address anti-social behaviour stemming from alcohol abuse,” Smith said.
The City will also be on the look out for protest action, land invasions and general adherence to national Covid-19 regulations.
“Our appeal this Easter weekend really is simple – stay on the right side of the law, whether on the roads, on the beach or in the shopping mall,” said Smith.