Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith wasn’t making empty promises when he vowed to clean up the streets of Cape Town and make the city safer for all.
At 4am on Friday, 28 October, a multi-agency integrated operation was conducted in the derelict Ebor Road and the surrounding areas in Wynberg.
The CCT’s Metro Police, Law Enforcement and Traffic Services, along with the South African Police Services Anti-Gang Unit and the Department of Home Affairs, surrounded the target area.
Several suspects tried escaping, but didn’t manage to get very far thanks to the use of drone technology. All persons were apprehended.
Smith said, “The properties of the area are already well documented as “problem buildings” and have been used to form crude, sub-divided rooms which in turn have been used unlawfully to sub-rent to respective tenants. The buildings are under extremely poor living conditions and riddled with numerous illegal electricity and water connections. Officials from the CCT’s Electricity Department were on scene to record such conditions and remove these fire hazards. Around 170 undocumented foreign nationals are currently being processed by the Department of Home Affairs, at the Wynberg SAPS station. The Metro Police K9 unit made numerous positive detections for drugs, with several suspects being arrested.”
The operation was a success and more multi-agency integrated operations will be conducted in other areas across the City in the coming weeks.
A multi-agency integrated operation was conducted in the derelict Ebor Road and the surrounding area in Wynberg:
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