Seven Mitchell’s Plain community members completed a commissioner of oaths certifying course.
On completion of the three-month course they received certificates on Monday March 2 at
Lentegeur police station boardroom.
They will be deployed to Mandalay satellite police station to help the elderly and people with special needs, who cannot get to the police station.
Mitchell’s Plain court manager Yvette Ismail and Lentegeur police station’s Constable Ashley Booysen for Sector 1, including Mandalay, Montclair and Watergate, took this initiative to assist the broader community with certifying documents and writing affidavits.
Lentegeur police station spokeswoman, Constable Felicia Adams, said the members would also ensure that the satellite station is open and for services to be rendered to the community of Mandalay.
Constable Adams said there are opportunities available for the community to help the police. Anyone interested can visit the police station.
Two men were due in Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on Monday March 9 for being in possession of firearms without licences.
They were arrested in separate incidents in Rocklands and Tafelsig, on Thursday March 5 and Sunday March 8 respectively.
While following up on a tip-off, Mitchell’s Plain police’s proactive team searched a house in Phantom Street, Rocklands, on Thursday at 5.25am and found a 12 gauge Armscor shotgun and four live rounds of ammunition hidden inside of the house.A 40-year-old man was arrested.
The other man, 38, was arrested on Sunday at about 7am, when police were doing a routine crime prevention patrol at the corner of Paulsberg and Sandrivier streets, in Tafelsig.
They searched him and confiscated a .22 Browning pistol without a serial number and a live round of ammunition.
Mitchell’s Plain acting station commander, Colonel Anthony Roux, called on the community to make use of the police’s firearm amnesty campaign.
South African citizens can drop off their unlawful and unwanted firearms with no questions asked at their nearest police station by Sunday May 31.
For more information about this campaign, call Mitchell’s Plain police station on 021 370 1711, Lentegeur police station on 021 377 5008 or Strandfontein police station on 021 370 1501.
You may also call the Central Firearms Register (CFR) on 012 353 6111, report corruption on 080 070 1701, 086 001 0111 or on the MYSAPS mobile app.