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SAPS builds up to 50 year celebration of women in the force

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Police Spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana said the operational focus of the road block was to stop and search vehicles to ensure that those who were transporting illegal or stolen goods, such as illegal fire arms, stolen livestock,  face the full might of the law.

A static roadblock was set up. Picture: SAPS

The Northern Cape Provincial SAPS, Senior  Mangers Major-General Henriette De Waal, Major-General Koliswa Otola and Brigadier Joyce Ramaru took the lead and commanded a static road block on the N12 South in Kimberley on 26 November 2021 in celebration to the build-up programme of the 50th year celebration of Women in the South African Police Service.

The build-up programme coincides with the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children.

The Northern Cape Provincial traffic officers formed part of the static road block to ensure that fines were issued for unroadworthy vehicles and drivers who were driving on the national road without valid driver’s licences.

Police Spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana said the operational focus of the road block was to stop and search vehicles to ensure that those who were transporting illegal or stolen goods, such as illegal fire arms, stolen livestock, faced the full might of the law.

Tawana said Kimberley Vehicle Crime Investigation Unit inspected possible reported stolen vehicles while the Immigration Officers from the Department of Home Affairs focused on possible undocumented foreign nationals who might be driving or being transported through Kimberley.

“During the road block more than 240 vehicles were stopped and searched; more than 370 persons were searched.

“Two taxi drivers were issued with fines for overloading passengers,” said Tawana.

He explained that one taxi was overloaded with 31 learners while the other one was transporting over 32 learners.

“Traffic fines to the value of R9 700 were also issued,” said Tawana.

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