Police launches Eastern Cape 2019/20 Safer Festive Season Operations in East London, 6 Nov

Eastern Cape 2019/2020 Safer Festive Season Operations and SAPS Excellence Awards

The Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga will be launching the 2019/2020 Safer Festive Season Operations in the East London Cluster on Wednesday, 6 November 2019, under the theme, Buya Mthetho.

The purpose of the launch is to inform the public of the SAPS’ readiness to ensure that all the people and visitors in our Province will be able to enjoy the upcoming festive period and need not to fear the callous acts of criminals as we will be on full alert to curb these types of incidents.

During this period, members of the SAPS will be working around the clock conducting operations across the province focusing on increased visibility of police officers at shopping centres and other public areas. There will also be operation and patrols conducted at all the province’s ports of entry to keep an eye on the increased movement of people going through the country’s borders.

The event will be held as follows;

2019/2020 Safer Festive Season Operations

Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Place: Gompo Stadium, Duncan Village, East London

Time: 10h00

The South African Police Service (SAPS) acknowledges that recognizing and rewarding our employees are important factors in saying thank you for many years of loyal service and for the sacrifices and contributions made towards the prevention and combating of crime.

The Excellence Awards are the epitome of continuing to foster a culture of excellence in the SAPS through recognising, rewarding and motivating our most precious assets � our human resources as they continue to be ambassadors of the Batho Pele principles.

This prestigious event will be held as follows;

SAPS Excellence Awards

Date: Thursday, 7 November 2019

Place: East London International Convention Centre (ICC)

Time: 17h00

The Office of the Premier has indicated that the Eastern Cape Premier, Mr Oscar Lubabalo Mabuyane and MEC for Transport, Safety and Liaison, Ms Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe are expected to attend the launch and will also be in attendance at the Excellence Awards.

The Deputy National Commissioner: Human Resource Management, Lt Gen Bonang Mgwenya will represent the Office of the Acting National Commissioner and she will be presenting the medals to the recipients at the Excellence Awards.

Media is invited to cover both events and urged to give the events maximum exposure.

Source: Government of South Africa