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2020/11/26      |  Written By:  Warrant Officer N Filander   |   Province:  Western Cape

Mfuleni SAPS - Violent crimes like assault, murder, robberies, hijackings, rape, sexual abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence-related incidents are serious crimes that are heavily influenced by alcohol abuse in the Mfuleni policing area. Alcohol abuse incidents are not just restricted to the street, but in-house also, that is destroying heathy family structures. When some perpetrators are intoxicated, they lack fear from the law and the consequences of their vicious behaviours. Some people even lack concern for their children’s wellbeing and the negative impact thereof.

In light of the “16 Days of no violence against women and children campaign” which starts tomorrow, 25 November 2020,” the Mfuleni Station Commander, Brigadier Dlamini, and his station management embarked on a massive crime prevention operation to crack down on the illegal sale of alcohol in the precinct.

Yesterday (Monday, 23 November 2020) afternoon, Crime Prevention members arrested a 42-year-old male from Bosasa temporal housing project in Mfuleni, for selling liquor without a license, after he could not produce the necessary legal documents. SAPS members then confiscated a considerable quantity of alcohol with an unknown street value.

Two males aged 39 and 49 and a 50-year-old female were also arrested at three separate incidents in the Mfuleni area on Friday, 20 November 2020, during a similar alcohol crackdown operation.

All the above suspects were charged for selling liquor without a license and appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrates' Court. 

Brigadier Fana Dlamini, the Station Commander, assures the community that a zero-tolerance approach will be followed against the illegal selling of alcohol and the abuse thereof in public. He also reminded the public that the Covid-19 plague is still amongst us and that people should take the necessary steps to protect themselves and their families.

The illegal alcohol that were recovered