Minister Plato and SAPS take POCA safety outreach campaign to Hanover Park | Western Cape Government



Minister Plato and SAPS take POCA safety outreach campaign to Hanover Park

22 March 2016

Today, 22 March 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, accompanied by the South African Police Service (SAPS) continues on an extensive safety outreach campaign aimed at educating our communities about the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA).

All media are invited to attend.

Date: Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Time: 10:00 – 14:00
Meeting point: Freedom Park Square Bus Terminus, Civic Road, Hanover Park

Minister Plato is expanding outreach engagements to focus on the combating and prevention of organised crime and engaging communities regarding their safety concerns.

The Department of Community Safety and the SAPS will be joined by safety partners such as the Community Policing Forum (CPF), Neighbourhood Watch (NHW), church leaders and officials from the Departments of Education and Social Development.

Our priority will be to gather information which can assist the police in ridding communities of criminal elements through enforcement of POCA.

The POCA makes provision for arrests as a result of offences ranging from racketeering, gangsterism and unlawful activity – which can include drug, alcohol and firearm offences. The Act makes it possible to not only target those guilty of the offence but those who are protecting offenders.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility and, through a whole of society approach, we aim to ensure that concerns are effectively addressed and that credible information is provided to the SAPS for their investigations.

There will be an opportunity for photographs and interviews.

Media Enquiries: 

Ewald Botha
Spokesperson for Minister Plato
Cell: 079 694 1113