It is all systems go as Mogale City Public Safety in collaboration with law enforcement partners launched the city’s 2023 road safety festive season campaign at the Krugersdorp Game Reserve last week.

The launch was overseen by the no-nonsense taker Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Faith Mazibuko, who gave law enforcement officers a tough line of march on how to conduct themselves during the festive season roadblock operations.

A key partner in Mogale City’s Public Safety and related initiatives, Mazibuko said law enforcing officers should refrain from using roadblocks as a ‘’side hustle’’, reminding all that the Gauteng Provincial Government is going to be tough on all officers who accept bribes. Mazibuko concluded by prompting all traffic officers and other law enforcement agencies present not to negotiate with people who break the law but rather apply the required authority. Spearheading the event alongside Community Development Services Executive Manager Lovey Modiba, the municipality’s Public Safety Member of the Mayoral Committee Makgatho welcomed the launch, law enforcing partners and advised officers to be on the lookout for any suspicious cars, objects and individuals. He said manning a roadblock is equivalent to stopping criminals from committing crime.

The highlight of the launch was the arrest of a taxi passenger en route Magaliesburg-Rustenburg direction, who was in possession of an unlicenced firearm. Upon body searching, a firearm with no live ammunition was found in his possession and was immediately arrested and handed over to SAPS for processing.

Also, in attendance and presiding over the event was the Krugersdorp Police Station Commander Brigadier Happy Xaba who gave a message of support.