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News: Limpopo SAPS Management visits COVID-19 lockdown operations to ensure compliance
2020/04/01

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo

POLOKWANE: Following the declaration of a nationwide lockdown in an effort to curb the spread of Coronavirus, the SAPS Management in Limpopo has been hard at work closely monitoring the implementation of the outlined and intensified measures so that the intentions of this lockdown are realised.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Jim Ledwaba joined by the two Deputy Provincial Commissioners, Major General Jan Scheepers responsible for Policing and Major General Samuel Manala responsible for Crime Detection, accompanied by the Provincial Head of Communication and Liaison Services, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, this week visited joint operations conducted by members from various Police Units as well as other Law Enforcement Agencies. These operations led by senior police officers, are expected to run for the duration of the lockdown period in the form of increased visibility and integrated foot patrols, roadblocks and vehicle checkpoints.

The senior managers today applauded the team of members performing roadblocks at the N1 South of Polokwane City in the Westenburg Policing area, for their team work, commitment and hard work in ensuring that communities obey the regulations to stop the spread this virus.

The Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for Policing Major General Jan Scheepers ensured the smooth set up and running of these activities when he yesterday, visited the same spot and other areas.

During all these visits, the management encouraged members to ensure adherence of the 21 days lockdown period. That includes the strict prohibition of movement of liquor between any two points, the movement of people and vehicles kept to the minimum, with the exception of the transportation of essential goods and/or services which include fire and medical emergency services as per the COVID-19 Disaster Management Regulations.

Members were also addressed on the importance of keeping safe at all times by wearing protective gears such as masks and gloves. This will enable them to fully perform their duties without being exposed to the virus. They were lastly reminded to familiarise themselves and understand the Covid-19 Regulations in order to properly execute their duties with great respect and dignity for the citizens of this province.

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