30 September 2013
The Deputy Minister of Police Ms Makhotso Maggie Sotyu (MP), will interact with the community of
Bethelsdorp/Gelvandale and all relevant stakeholders, in order to address the
scourge of violence crimes, drug abuse and gangsterism in communities of the
Northern Areas of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, Port Elizabeth.
The week of 30 September to 5 October 2013 has also been declared Elderly Week
and the Deputy Minister will also place special focus during her time in Port
Elizabeth on supporting our elderly and highlighting the challenges they are
facing with regard to their safety and welfare.
Ms Sotyu, accompanied by Provincial
Social Development, Safety, SASSA, and other Departmental senior leadership,
will visit the Bethelsdorp Old Age Home, in Adam Street, Bethelsdorp earlier
the morning at about 10:00. The South African Police Service will also conduct
anti-crime operations in the vicinity of this Old Age Home, to close down
drug-trading spots, and apprehend drug dealers.
All Members of the Media are invited to capture these operations for purpose of
crime awareness and crime combating and prevention.
Community members and all SAPS stakeholders have been invited to attend in
order to participate in the discussions aimed at finding workable solutions and
interventions, as follows.
1st October 2013
Venue: Chatty Community
Centre, Bethelsdorp, Port Elizabeth
Media Contacts and Enquiries:
Brig Marinda Mills – 082 779 7212
Ms Nomsa Hani – 082 772 2053
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Ms. Nomsa Hani
Head of Office Acting Spokesperson: Deputy Minister of Police
Ministry of Police
Private Bag X463
Tel: +27 12 3934469 / 21 4677023
Fax: +27 12 3934614 / 21 4614174
Cell: +27 (0) 82 772 2053