On 21 November, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) took to the streets of Woodmead in Sandton to educate and inform road users on the precautions that could ensure they Arrive Alive this festive season.
Road fatalities are a great concern to public safety officials over the festive season. Road users were reminded of wearing the seatbelts, to not overload their vehicles and ensure said vehicle is roadworthy.
But this is not all JMPD officers will focus on. JMPOD Chief David Tembe came down on the illegal selling of drugs and noise pollution from illegal churches.
Tembe highlighted that under Operation Buya Mthetho the department will patrol parks and be at malls to ensure the safety of residents. He said they will also check the compliance of noise pollution and liquor licenses across the City of Johannesburg.
Joining the department was MMC for Public Safety, Michael, Sun, and Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba, who implored residents to refrain from partaking in public drinking or to cause a nuisance and be loud this festive season.
“There will be no tolerance for residents who choose to ignore The Rule of Law. We want our communities well rested and to enjoy their break,” Mayor Mashaba said.
With an increase JMOD presence this festive season, the City hopes it will help curb unnecessary fatalities or injuries.