On Friday, 19 August 2022 at 08:30 members of the South African Police Services in the Kimberley joined forces with Sol Plaatje Traffic Department and the Northern Cape Liquor Board in Operation Vhuthu Hawe in and around the city.

The operation commenced with a parade conducted by the operational commander, Colonel Nicholas Mtongana and was led by the Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Corporate Services, Major General Henriette de Waal.

Major General De Waal addressed the members on parade and encouraged them to remain focused during Women’s month.

A vehicle checkpoint was conducted at the corner of Lennox and Chappel Streets where 10 Traffic Fines were issued to motorists amounting to R10 000-00 during which 372 vehicles were stopped and searched.

The operation saw heightened police visibility and crime prevention actions in the Central Business District area during which 246 persons were randomly stopped and searched. The SAPS will continue to serve the citizens and ensure law and order is maintained in the community.

Source: South African Police Service

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