The Deputy Minister of Police, Cassel Mathale together with the National Commissioner of SAPS, General Fannie Masemola say maximum resources have been deployed. This is to prevent and combat all forms of criminality as the country ushers in the busy festive season period.

The pair led a delegation of senior officers from the national headquarters to assess Limpopo’s safer festive season plan. It follows the launch of the safer festive season campaign.

Heightened police visibility in the form of stop and search operations, vehicle checkpoints, crime campaigns, patrols and inspections at borders, liquor outlets and second-hand good dealers are among the police actions that are being undertaken to ensure that everyone in the country is safe during the busy festive season.

In Limpopo the focus is also combatting mob justice. GBVF, stock theft and rural safety in general.

In the previous quarter starting 01 July ending 31 October 2022, 51 murders emanating from mob justice were reported across the five districts of the province.


The Deputy Minister Cassel Mathale says while the SAPS management is implementing an all hands on deck operational approach to ensure a safer festive season for all people in South Africa, communities must also play their part.

Cassel Mathale checks on a driver
Cassel Mathale checks on a driver

“The efficiency of the police will be enhanced through community participation since crime itself happens. The collaborations the key that will help us to fight and defeat criminality. We will continue to intensify our efforts to clamp down on criminality,” said Deputy Minister Cassel Mathale.

The nationwide assessment of Police operations will continue in all provinces. To ensure the effectiveness the positive impact of the safer festive season operational plan.

The safer festive season operational plan focuses on six area. Which include the prevention of GBVF enforcement of legislationof border security and road safety.