Daily Archives: January 27, 2019

A 52-year-old Tafelsig women arrested for dealing in drugs

Western Cape: Late on Friday afternoon, 25 January 2019, at approximately 17:10, members attached to the Mitchell’s Plain Crime Prevention Unit executed a search warrant at a house in Erica Street, Tafelsig after receiving information that drugs were being stored at the house. During the search the members found 223 mandrax tablets, 42 small packets of tik, and 28 dagga stoppe hidden in a dust bin inside the kitchen.

The members arrested a 52-year-old women. The drugs has an estimated street value of R 12 000.

On Saturday evening, 2019-01-26, at about 18:00 the members were doing a routine crime prevention patrol when they noticed a suspicious looking man standing in front of a known drug house in Melkweg Street, Rocklands. The members stopped and searched the suspect and they found in his possession 10 small plastic packets of tik, 10 quarter mandrax tablets, 20 half mandrax tablets and three whole mandrax tablets.

The suspect a 37 year old man was arrested.

Both suspects will appear on Monday, 2019-01-28 in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate Court on charges relating to dealing and possession of drugs.

These type of operations will be conducted continuously in all areas to increase police visibility and to encourage the community to form part of the community safety structures. Mitchells Plain police will continue tirelessly to clamp down on crime in the area and we urge the community to contact their respective sector commander with information or they can call the police at Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.

Source: South African Police Service

A 52-year-old Tafelsig women arrested for dealing in drugs

Western Cape: Late on Friday afternoon, 25 January 2019, at approximately 17:10, members attached to the Mitchell’s Plain Crime Prevention Unit executed a search warrant at a house in Erica Street, Tafelsig after receiving information that drugs were being stored at the house. During the search the members found 223 mandrax tablets, 42 small packets of tik, and 28 dagga stoppe hidden in a dust bin inside the kitchen.

The members arrested a 52-year-old women. The drugs has an estimated street value of R 12 000.

On Saturday evening, 2019-01-26, at about 18:00 the members were doing a routine crime prevention patrol when they noticed a suspicious looking man standing in front of a known drug house in Melkweg Street, Rocklands. The members stopped and searched the suspect and they found in his possession 10 small plastic packets of tik, 10 quarter mandrax tablets, 20 half mandrax tablets and three whole mandrax tablets.

The suspect a 37 year old man was arrested.

Both suspects will appear on Monday, 2019-01-28 in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate Court on charges relating to dealing and possession of drugs.

These type of operations will be conducted continuously in all areas to increase police visibility and to encourage the community to form part of the community safety structures. Mitchells Plain police will continue tirelessly to clamp down on crime in the area and we urge the community to contact their respective sector commander with information or they can call the police at Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.

Source: South African Police Service

HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER DR SIYABONGA CWELE TO MEET HIS LESOTHO COUNTERPART, MR TSUKUTLANE AU, TO STRENGTHEN COOPERATION BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES IN AREAS OF MIGRATION

The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Siyabonga Cwele, and his Lesotho counterpart, Mr Tsukutlane

Au, are scheduled to meet on 28 January 2019 at the Maseru Bridge border post. The meeting is aimed at reviewing and taking forward the implementation of current areas of cooperation. These areas include the Lesotho Special Dispensation Project and the Intervention Plan on Traffic Congestion at Maseru Bridge border post.

Minister Cwele’s meeting with Minister Au is in line with South Africa’s new approach to management of international migration and safe movement of people which is articulated in the 2017 White Paper on International Migration. In terms of the new policy and approach, South Africa is prioritizing cooperation with countries in the Southern Africa Development Community.

The two Ministers will also conduct a walk about at Maseru Bridge to monitor operations.

Source: Department of Home Affairs

HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER DR SIYABONGA CWELE TO MEET HIS LESOTHO COUNTERPART, MR TSUKUTLANE AU, TO STRENGTHEN COOPERATION BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES IN AREAS OF MIGRATION

The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Siyabonga Cwele, and his Lesotho counterpart, Mr Tsukutlane

Au, are scheduled to meet on 28 January 2019 at the Maseru Bridge border post. The meeting is aimed at reviewing and taking forward the implementation of current areas of cooperation. These areas include the Lesotho Special Dispensation Project and the Intervention Plan on Traffic Congestion at Maseru Bridge border post.

Minister Cwele’s meeting with Minister Au is in line with South Africa’s new approach to management of international migration and safe movement of people which is articulated in the 2017 White Paper on International Migration. In terms of the new policy and approach, South Africa is prioritizing cooperation with countries in the Southern Africa Development Community.

The two Ministers will also conduct a walk about at Maseru Bridge to monitor operations.

Source: Department of Home Affairs

OVER 19 000 VOTERS COLLECT SMART ID CARDS ON DAY ONE OF VOTER REGISTRATION

The Department of Home Affairs received a notable response from voters who visited its offices on day one of voter registration to collect smart ID cards and green ID books. The Department earlier announced offices will open from 08:00 to 17:00 on Saturday and Sunday, 26-27 January, to assist citizens who need to collect IDs, apply for temporary identification certificates or reapply for IDs.

On 26 January 2019, 19 428 smart ID cards were collected from Home Affairs offices across the country. A total of 3339 green ID books and 1188 Temporary Identification Certificates were issued. In the bigger scheme of things, many more citizens are still expected, and are encouraged, to collect their IDs. With the resources mobilised for this purpose, including officials who were requested to work over the weekend, citizens should seize this opportunity the better to fulfill their civic duties and to exercise their right to vote. About 258 668 smart ID cards are still to be collected.

Home Affairs offices will be opened today, Sunday 27 January 2019, from 8:00-17h00, for citizens to collect their IDs, apply for temporary identification certificates and access other home affairs services.

Source: Department of Home Affairs