MOSSEL BAY NEWS - According to feedback during discussions at a Joint Operations Centre (JOC) meeting earlier today, it seems the community expressed some dissatisfaction regarding insufficient feedback by one political party to the residents in a specific ward.
Discussions followed between the political leaders and a number of community members and party members.
The municipality will also meet with community representatives as from Wednesday to address possible issues that can be resolved regarding service delivery issues that were raised.
Tomorrow is seen as a normal working day and disruptions are not expected, although this cannot be guaranteed. The SAPS and all role-players are assessing available information and all eventualities will be considered and pro-active plans are in place.
The JOC, under command of the local police, is managing all incidents, information and resources regarding the current situation. The current situation is seen to be under control although a number of pockets of isolated criminality are being taken care of.
The JOC is aware of potential threats and is operationally ready to deal with it.
Emergency services ask that neither residents nor neighbourhood watch members interfere with police and emergency service activities, but to rather play a role as and when required as directed. The JOC asks that all residents act in a disciplined and responsible manner.
Various emergency services are deployed to ensure the safety of residents, with sufficient staffing compliments from all stakeholders to deal with any potential threats. Please, therefore, assist officials and role players by adhering to their requests.
The Joint Operation Centre is and will remain functional until such time it is no longer necessary and will issue the next update after 08:00 tomorrow morning.
Residents may call 044 606 5107 - the fire brigade number - to report incidents.
The JOC thanks all role-players for their leadership and assistance.
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