MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko and Gauteng Premier, David Makhura have been quite the busy bees with The Gauteng Law Enforcement multidisciplinary operations, which started on the 1st of January 2021.
The operations are on 24hrs. The MEC tweeted that the operations have so far led to the recovery of more than nine hundred (900) ammunition and 20 firearms that include AK-47 assault rifles, shotguns and pistols.
MEC Faith confirmed in a statement to the media that she, the Gauteng Premier and their team are at the N1, “going into Tshwane and Johannesburg so far people are co-operating with the law enforcement officers.” The roadblock is set up on the N1 Carousel Toll Plaza. many travellers are being screened and tested for COVID-19
She said yesterday she and her team recovered about four cars whose chassis or vehicle identification number did not match the engines.
She congratulated motorists on complying and urged them, not to overload and to adhere to the safety regulations.
MEC Faith said that even in the car, drivers and passengers alike should wear masks.
The MEC also expressed satisfaction towards the public transport drivers, “I must say so far even taxi drivers are co-operating. They are opening windows and I wish to congratulate them.”
“I urge everyone who is still on the road, please arrive alive, drive carefully, wear your mask, cooperate with law enforcement officers because expect a lot of roadblocks here in Gauteng, we wish to urge all of you to co-operate.”
Premier Makhura advised that masks be kept on even at home. He said we should expect a spike in the numbers in the coming days. However, if people carry on complying, the numbers might not get too high.
He thanked the law enforcement officers for a job well done during this tough time. said that these operations are continuing throughout the week on all major roads.
“I want to urge people, if you don’t feel well, go and get checked,” he pleaded. “When you comply, you are not doing it for the sake of the government but your loved ones.”
However, we are still to get an update on how many people have been tested so far, and if there are any who tested positive for the coronavirus.