Nyanga Cluster has once again stood the test of time and proven that its member under the command of Major General Robberts and supervised by Brigadier Andre van Dyk is dedicated and loyal in bringing about change in the area. As we prepare for the opening of the schools of a brand new term in 2015 we are well aware of the challenges of the gang activity poses a threat for the safety of the learners. We will ensure a high visibility of SAPS members during the commencement of the school term. Gang activity that threatens to disrupt schooling for our youth will not be tolerated.
Therefore the role out of the pre – school safety plan, came into operation in the gang affected areas. This weekend saw crime prevention being lead on the ground by Brigadier Van Dyk, doing foot patrols in the heart of the hot spot areas. He lead a term of SAPS members, Reservist members, members of the neighbourhood watch including Community Police Forum (CPF) members, creating a safe environment for the community of Manenberg and Heideveld.
The focus was to deal with the bylaws of gambling and the setting off of fireworks within the residential area and to stop the loitering of person within the hot spot areas. This was received well by the community and brought calm to the area. Members saturated the area and Brigadier van Dyk could also engage with the community within their own environment. The operation continued and members executing stop and searches were also successful in making the area safe contributing to the following successes for the Nyanga Cluster.
Drug Houses searched: 85
Heroin: 139.05 grams
TIK: 126.58 grams
Mandrax: 73 Tablets
Dagga: 7265.34 grams
There were 81 shebeen operations conducted resulting in 1183.04 Litres of Alcohol being confiscated leading to 30 persons being arrested for contravening the liquor act.
10 illegal and unlicensed firearms were also confiscated with 16 males arrested they will be appearing in the Athlone Magistrate court on Monday 2015-01-19.
There is still a concern of the 127 cases reported of crimes perpetrated against women and children. 38 persons were arrested and will be appearing in court. The senior management is concerned and will continue to strive to ensure the safety of our women and children. The Nyanga Cluster Commander will continue to encourage the community to report crime and any criminal activity and anyone with information regarding firearms and ammunition will be financially rewarded. They can contact their nearest police station or Crime Stop on 08600 10111
Source : South African Police Service