The community of Jan Kempdorp in the Northern Cape say they have lost faith in the police and they are hoping for a speedy intervention. This is as the Deputy Minister of Police Bongani Nkonki launched the provincial safer festive season operation plan in the area.

With the launch of the safer festive season operation plan, complaints by the community of Jan Kempdorp in the Northern Cape are expected to be a thing of the past. A new fleet of police vehicles, a tactical response team and a bomb squad have been brought in the province for a safer and crime-less festive season.

Northern Cape Police Commissioner Risimati Shivuri has promised that police visibility will not be compromised. “Those that are going to drink and wait at the corners and grab women will find themselves at the back of the van.”

Deputy Police Minister Mkongi officiated the operation plan and didn’t mince his words in warning criminals. With alcohol consumption reportedly high in the Northern Cape, Mkongi says irresponsible alcohol related actions will be their priority. “Alcohol is driving crime in our communities. We call on officers to close all illegal taverns, this is our priority. Legal taverns selling alcohol to children will be closed down. This festive season we are going to squeeze them and close them down.”

The deputy minister says even with all the operations that have been launched and the men in blue ready to protect, determined police officers are a must.