WC Safety Plan officers support SAPS in lockdown | Western Cape Government


WC Safety Plan officers support SAPS in lockdown

15 May 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, recognises the continuous support of the 500 newly deployed law enforcement officers, appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan, in the enforcement of the lockdown. The law enforcement officers are working with SAPS and SANDF as part of a joint effort.

Between 4 May and 10 May 2020, the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) law enforcement officers:

  • Attended to 233 COVID-19 related complaints;
  • Participated in 44 roadblocks;
  • Stopped and Searched 554 persons;
  • Searched 24 303 vehicles;
  • Participated in 29 joint operations;
  • Issued 1751 notices including section 341, 56 and traffic notices; and
  • Arrested 3 persons.

Minister Fritz said, “I commend the 500 deployed law enforcement officers who are providing continuous support to the joint command of SAPS and SANDF. These officers have been deployed in 8 clusters and roadblocks including Khayelitsha, Lentegeur, Nyanga and Delft.”

LEAP law enforcement officers are supporting the lockdown by:

  • Operating in conjunction with SAPS and the Anti-Gang Unit to perform COVID-19 related operations and crime prevention operations within the various clusters;
  • Being deployed within the 8 clusters attending to COVID-19 complaints dispatched by the 107 Control Centre; and
  • Assisting in the 8 clusters with a response team attached to the COVID-19, particularly in response to gatherings, events and taverns operating in the respective areas.

For further clarity on the conditions of lockdown, please see the following FAQs: https://www.westerncape.gov.za/department-of-health/frequently-asked-questions

Please see English audio clip here:  https://clyp.it/lhbshjdq

Media Enquiries: 

Cayla Ann Tomás Murray
Spokesperson for Minister Albert Fritz
Tel: 021 483 9217
Cell: 064 121 7959
Email: Cayla.murray@westerncape.gov.za