SAPS Western Cape refutes claims of closure of some Cape Town police stations as fake news

WESTERN CAPE – The SAPS in the Western Cape wishes to refute social media reports doing rounds about the closure of a number of Cape Town police stations as a result of an outbreak of the Corona virus (COVID-19) as fake news. The police stations include among others Delft, Mfuleni, Kuilsriver and Khayelitsha. The posts advise police officials to stay away from work until after the Easter weekend.

The management of the SAPS in Province views the social media posts as mischievous, meant to sow unnecessary panic and confusion.

All 151 police stations within the Western Cape remain operational serving the various communities of the Province. Any SAPS communication pertaining to operations at police stations is disseminated through official SAPS mediums and platforms.

Social media users are henceforth warned against posting untruths and advised to verify information before disseminating.

Source: South African Police Service