Mandela Day Patrol

Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010.

To commemorate this, as well as to show a highly unified and visible force against crime in the Constantia Valley, NWs and security role players came together to conduct patrols for a minimum of 67 minutes.

In total there were over 67 vehicles participating. A convoy of vehicles with flashing security and NW lights led by SAPS Kirstenhof, meandered through the streets of the valley suburbs. Later Ald JP Smith took some time out of his busy schedule to meet/greet patrollers at SAPS Kirstenhof, together with Ward Councillor Carolyn Franklin.

Words from the volunteer Kirstenhof Neighbourhood Watch ops manager:

“An absolute MASSIVE thank you to all of you who came out on such a cold rainy evening!

The event was a massive success, the unity and cohesiveness in the NHW structures that has been achieved will hopefully further strengthen how each structure works together!

Thank you Kirstenhof SAPS, Diep River SAPS, volunteer Law Enforcement officers, all the participating SSPs, SRT K9 units and volunteer patrollers from all 9 NHWs that attended.

Thank you to CVIC controllers and CVIC ops for your coordination and control of the community radio.

Tokai NW, thank you for hosting and the coffee!

Well done! This could not have been done without each and every one of you!

Cheers, Keegan.”

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