LAW enforcers will be out and about this weekend.
And those breaking the law must be prepared to face the consequences – including doing time.
Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant-General Deliwe de Lange has welcomed the arrival of 1 166 more constables, as they will help beef up the clusters.
De Lange has advised the constables to be vigilant as they will be dealing with dangerous criminals.
They will join integrated operations between the SAPS, four Metro police departments and Gauteng traffic cops.
“Residents will experience heightened police visibility, especially at the identified crime hot spots, shopping malls and recreational centres,” said De Lange.
Joburg Emergency Management Services spokesman Robert Mulaudzi said all 28 fire stations will be operational throughout the city.
“Most of the firefighters and paramedics didn’t take leave to be with their families but made a sacrifice to make sure residents of the city of Joburg are safe throughout the festive holiday period.”
They will conduct fireworks by-law compliance operations throughout the city, he said, targeted at distributors and resellers of fireworks.
Meanwhile, the Joburg Roads Agency will be closing off all access roads leading to the M1 North and South on the double decker section as the city hosts its annual New Year’s Eve Concert at the Mary Fitzgerald Square and Newtown Park on Sunday 31 December to Monday 1 January.
The closure of the sections mentioned below will commence at 8pm and may fully reopen after 1am on New Year’s Day.
The following sections will be completely closed:
- M1 South Smit Street on-ramp – motorists are advised to use the Smit Street off-ramp
- M1 South Carr Street on-ramp
- M1 North: Crown interchange to DD – motorists are advised to use M2 East
- M2 West: Crown interchange to DD
- M1 North on-ramp from Booysens Road: Selby to M1 North DD
- M2 East: Eloff Street on-ramp will not be closed but motorists should be aware that access to the M1 North is closed.