The police and officials carried out compliance visits at scrap metal dealers and checked vehicles in the CBD on Friday.
KIMBERLEY SAPS along with the Department of Home Affairs, traffic, Sol Plaatje municipal security and the Sol Plaatje Municipality executive mayor, Kagisho Sonyoni, conducted compliance checks at scrap metal dealers within the greater Kimberley area on Friday, June 4 from 10am until 3pm.
Sonyoni during a council meeting this week highlighted how cable theft and vandalism was negatively affecting service delivery and depleting the budget.
Sergeant Dikeledi Gopane said a formal parade was held under the directive of acting station commander of the Kimberley station, Colonel Nicholas Mtongana.
She stated that vehicle check points were held in Lennox street where 98 vehicles were stopped and searched.
“The members issued 13 traffic fines to motorists amounting to R1,850 and one police fine to the value of R750.”
“The operation concluded with high visibility patrols in the CBD area at all payment points and ATMs.”