EXECUTIVE MAYOR REASSURES RESIDENTS THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES REMAIN ON HIGH ALERT
Today [Monday], I and the MMC for Community Safety, Cllr Khathutshelo Rasilingwane, have been on the ground throughout the city visiting various wards to monitor the situation with regards to the national shutdown called by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department personnel across the city have been on hand to assist with crime prevention and to maintain law and order.
A few incidents of violence have been reported leading to twelve (12) arrests, with charges ranging from “public violence”, “intimidation” and “interfering with police duties” on the R556 in Brackendowns.
A total of 10 100 tyres have been confiscated thus far. There has been minimal damage to municipal infrastructure.
There remains a high police visibility across the city with static deployments at our Municipal Customer Care Centres (CCC) and other potential hotspot areas.
Law enforcement officials in conjunction with the Road Department have assisted in the clearing of bricks and debris off affected roads.
I would like to thank the Taxi Industry, Faith-based Organisations, Community Police Forums (CPFs) and other stakeholders who have assisted in keeping the peace, and ensuring all our residents are safe.
Issued by the Office of the Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni