South African law enforcement on alert for the end of year celebrations: minister

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 04: Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and Johannesburg Metro Police Service (JMPD) monitor compliance with lockdown Level 3 regulations on June 04, 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The operation was led by Captain Mafalo of Johannesburg Central SAPS. (Photo by Sharon Seretlo / Gallo Images via Getty Images)
Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) in Johannesburg, South Africa. / Getty Images

South African law enforcement is on high alert with numerous deployments to ensure the holiday season goes on in peace and security, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Thursday. information from the media on the state of preparation for the holiday season.

“The police and other law enforcement agencies will be in force this holiday season to ensure everyone’s safety and security. As a JCPS (Justice, Crime Prevention and Security) cluster, we remain committed to upholding the laws of the country. Working with law enforcement agencies, the department will be on high alert for any illegal activity at our points of entry, including preventing the potential influx of undocumented foreign nationals and smuggling stolen goods, ”Cele said.

Cele urged the population to respect COVID-19 protocols and get vaccinated to fight the pandemic.

“Statistics have shown that most people infected with the virus who are admitted to hospitals are not vaccinated. Make sure you get your jab on before you socialize, visit relatives or go on vacation in December, ”Cele said.

Defense and Veterans Minister Thandi Modise said the military would come to the party if invited, adding that it would take tough action against those who break the law.

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