Police join 16 Days of activism campaign
Honeydew and Cosmo City South African Police Services (SAPS) joined hands with the Johannesburg Metro Police and participated in the 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children campaign by hosting an awareness initiative in Cosmo City, 1 December 2020.
16 Days of Activism is a worldwide campaign to oppose violence against women and children. It is held from 25 November to 10 December every year.
Honeydew police spokesperson Captain Balan Muthan said it was necessary for the SAPS members to march against the escalating GBV cases in the community.
During the march, the officers distributed pamphlets to the public to raise awareness on how to report gender-based violence, human trafficking and missing persons/children.
“The campaign was against GBV and other criminal activities in the community,” Captain Muthan said. “From 1 November, we have been working hard in the communities to lessen criminal activities. We will continue putting more effort in reducing crime especially during the festive season.”
THE Captain said the police will continue to offer tips on preventing theft of motor vehicles, remote jamming and carjacking. Shop owners were also made aware of the danger of carrying large amounts of cash to and from businesses and banking institutions.
“The campaign was well received by the residents,” said Mqondisi Tau of extension 5. “We really need such engagement from the police because it will encourage us to help them fight against crime. I hope on-going support will be given during the festive season making our community feel safer.”