CPF

May 11 2024

Multi-Disciplinary Operation – Friday 10 May 2024

On Friday night, 10 May 2024, members of the Durban North SAPS, Metro Police, and Durban North CPF and Community In Blue conducted several multi-disciplinary operations and road blocks across Durban North and Umhlanga.

Some of the results and activities last night include:

  1. One premises was closed for illegal trading, and liquor confiscated.
  2. Operational and liquor licence checks in conjunction with KZN Liquor Authority.
  3. Several fines issued for various Road Traffic Offences such as missing licence plates, expired discs or driving without a licence.
  4. Warnings issued to drivers about road conduct and safety.
  5. Approximately 50 cars and over 150 people checked for weapons and drugs.
  6. Warnings issued to patrons exiting establishments for disorderly public conduct.

We would like to thank all role players involved, and will continue these kinds of operations to ensure the safety and security of all residents and visitors to our areas, as well as the compliance of the establishments operating.

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Mar 18 2024

CPF Name Amendment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

18 March 2024

AMENDEMENT OF NAME TO ALIGN WITH THE STATION

We have received a request from the District SAPS to amend the name of the CPF to align with that of the station precinct name that we fall under, that being the Durban North SAPS. This is the standard that is being ensured across all CPFs in the region.

You will therefore notice that all communications, releases, imagery, logo, etc. reflect the updated change.

This change will require some administrative amendments in the background, none of which will affect the day-to-day or overall running, operations or function of the overall CPF, it’s sub-forums or associated units/roles.

Please note that this name change in no way changes the operational areas of the CPF, nor aims to exclude areas based on their name. These areas are the same operational areas that have always made up the Durban North SAPS precinct, and have not changed, with the exception of new developments that arose, albeit in the already existing coverage. There are no plans in place to expand or shrink the boundaries that make up the precinct.

For clarity, the Durban North SAPS Policing Precinct, therefore the DNCPF operational area comprises of three major suburbs of Durban North, Umhlanga and Umdloti, which fall under eThekwini Municipality.

Durban North – Broadway, Athlone, Prospect Hall, Beachwood, Virginia, Glenashley.
Umhlanga – La Lucia, Sunningdale, Somerset Park,
Upper Umhlanga: New Town Centre, Prestondale, Umhlanga Ridge, Westridge, Herrwood Park, Woodlands (Izinga Ridge).
Lower Umhlanga: Umhlanga Rocks, Village/CBD, Newlands.
Umdloti – Peace Cottage, Sibaya, Selection Beach, Newsel Beach/CBD, Umdloti Beach/Bellamont.

-ENDS-
Darryl Oliver
Durban North CPF Public Relations
pr@dncpf.co.za

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Mar 17 2024

MK Viral Message – 17 March 2024

We are aware of a message currently circulating that urges residents to “take precautions” ahead of a MK court case this coming week. The message makes further claims of army deployment off the back of civil unrest.

As is stands, we have no credible or verifiable information to substantiate these claims. Further to this, there has been no presidential order to deploy the army. As with previous fake viral messages, there is no name and/or source attached, no date or any other information to give the message credibility.

Given the nature of the instability of our water and power over the past few months, as an everyday precaution, most residents already have backup water on hand, and some form of alternate power, among other things. By default, households should already have a small stock of medical necessities for day-to-day incidents, and access to their chronic medicine.

As always, we ask that residents remain aware and alert, and if you notice anything out of order such as people tampering with equipment or infrastructure, or even have concerns with Municipal teams working on any infrastructure, please call either SAPS on 10111, Metro Police on 031 361 0000, the DNCPF Control Room on 063 643 7803, or your local security provider.

We ask that you rely on information either from your Ward Councillors, the DNCPF or other official structures, and refrain from sharing unverified voice notes and messages.

If you have first hand information to share, include a date and time when sharing.

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Mar 16 2024

Ongoing Municipal Strike – 16 March 2024

There has been no marked change in the current strike by Municipal workers, and as such many departments are still not working, or working at a very limited capacity. Staff from water, sanitation, electricity, roads, and storm water repair and CSW have all been under threat and intimidation, with reports of some violent attacks against those working. Those working may have a security detail alongside them.

We have been requested that for their safety, that no photos of staff or their vehicles whilst working are shared or circulated on any form of social media (Facebook, WhatsApp, etc.) Even once work is completed.

As always, we ask that residents remain aware and alert, and if you notice anything out of order such as people tampering with equipment or infrastructure, or even have concerns with Municipal teams working on any infrastructure, please call either SAPS on 10111, Metro Police on 031 361 0000, the DNCPF Control Room on 063 643 7803, or your local security provider.

Please do not post on social media or WhatsApp groups as this could delay a response.

We ask that you rely on information either from your Ward Councillors, the DNCPF or other official structures, and refrain from sharing unverified voice notes and messages.

If you have first hand information to share, include a date and time when sharing.

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Mar 05 2024

Municipal Strike – 5 March 2024

We are aware of several messages and voice notes currently circulating that make reference to unsubstantiated claims of sabotage of municipal infrastructure such as water pipes and power lines in other areas. As is stands, we have no credible information, or verified occurrences of this occurring in our area.

We are led to the believe that the current strike by Municipal workers will possibly continue until Thursday.

As always, we ask that residents remain aware and alert, and if you notice anything out of order such as people tampering with equipment or infrastructure, or even have concerns with Municipal teams working on any infrastructure, please call either SAPS on 10111, Metro Police on 031 361 0000, the DNCPF Control Room on 063 643 7803, or your local security provider.

Please do not post on social media or WhatsApp groups as this could delay a response.

We ask that you rely on information either from your Ward Councillors, the DNCPF or other official structures, and refrain from sharing unverified voice notes and messages. If you have first hand information to share, include a date and time when sharing.

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Feb 01 2024

uMkhonto Wesizwe (MK) Party Motorcade – 2 February 2024

On Friday 2 February 2024, the uMkhonto Wesizwe (MK) Party will be holding a Mass Mobilization Program from 12h00 to 16h00 in the Durban North and Umhlanga area. This will involve speeches and entertainment at the start and end points, as well as motorcade along a defined route.
The motorcade will start at Capellos Umhlanga and will leave Umhlanga from Park Square via Centenary Boulevard, left upon Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Kenneth Kaunda Drive, left upon Swapo Road, left upon Adelaide Tambo Drive, right upon Marion Road, left upon Inca Road, right upon Braemer Avenue, left upon Armstrong Avenue, right upon Melkhout, left upon Forest Drive, continue upon Marine Drive, left upon Ocean Way, right upon Chartwell Drive, crossing over Lighthouse Road, continuing upon Lagoon Drive, left upon Newlands, right upon Egret Lane, right upon Portland Drive, continues upon Herald Drive, right upon Herwood Drive, left upon Wager Avenue, continues along Twilight Drive to finish outside Capellos.
Time permitting, the motorcade may proceed to Palm Boulevard and return to Capellos, where they will conclude with presentation and speeches.
Metro Police and SAPS will be present along the route at certain points to control traffic and monitor.
We ask that you plan your route accordingly, and expect delays along the route between those time, and adhere to any instructions or directions given to you by law enforcement officials or traffic marshals along the route.
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Jan 10 2024

RIP, Chad Russouw

It is with a heavy heart that we share the loss of one of our own, Chad Russouw, who passed away in hospital on 2 January 2024.
Chad was a dedicated member, colleague, and friend to many in the security and law enforcement community. He was always ready and available to step in, and step up when called upon.
His passion and commitment to this community was admirable, and his passing leaves a mark that will not soon be forgotten.
Rest in peace Chad, thank you for your service. We have the watch.
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Nov 14 2023

Incident regarding school girls – 14 November 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
14 November 2023

On Monday 13 November 2023, a WhatsApp message began to circulate regarding an alleged incident regarding two school girls on Adelaide Tambo (Kensington) Drive, Durban North.
Despite our best efforts at the time, we were unable to authenticate the message or locate the original sender, until she contacted the DNU-CPF today.

From what we can ascertain, the two school girls were walking from a local school, to the McDonalds in Swapo Road. On the way there, they were followed and repeatedly harassed by men in a metallic blue vehicle, who were talking to and calling out to them whilst driving behind them. The girls, feeling threatened, started to run down the road away from the men.

A Westville CPF member, who happened to be driving past at the time, noticed the girls in a state of distress, and stopped to assist them, who proceeded to get into her car. It was here that a second vehicle stopped in front, but the CPF member was able to drive off. Both suspect vehicles left in the other direction.

For now, it appears that the motive behind this was either to a mugging, or a possible attempted abduction, but this has not been determined, as no physical attempts to pull the girls into the car had occurred as yet.

The incident has been reported to the Durban North SAPS, and further investigations will be conducted. The vehicle descriptions will be circulated to the relevant teams for monitoring.

We commend the actions of a fellow CPF member in stopping to assist and drive the school girls away from the scene.

-ENDS-

Darryl Oliver
Durban North and Umhlanga CPF Public Relations
pr@dncpf.co.za

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Nov 09 2023

SA Home Loans 10km Fun Run – 12 November 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9 November 2023

SA Home Loans 10km Fun Run – Sunday 12 November 2023

On Sunday 12 November, SA Home Loans will be holding a Fun Run. The event will start at 06h00 and is expected to finish around 08h30.

There are expected to be approximately 1500 participants.

Start/Finish: Northwood Crusaders Sports Grounds

Route: Start outside Crusaders sports club entrance upon Ranleigh Crescent, west upon Ranleigh Crescent, right upon Harcourt Place, continue upon Hoylake Drive, right upon Swapo Road, left upon Fairway continue straight until the end of Fairway, left upon Hinton Place, right into Hinton Circle [contra flow], right upon Kentucky Drive, left upon Potamac Avenue, left upon Clinch Crescent, right upon Danville Avenue, left upon Newport Avenue, continue into Adelaide Tambo Drive, right upon Dorrington Crescent, left upon Chelsea Drive, left upon Brooklands Crescent, right upon Adelaide Tambo Drive, left upon Lynton Place, right upon St Andrews Drive, left upon Ranleigh Crescent, left into the Crusader Sports Field for the finish.

Marshals will be clearly identified with reflective bibs and flags at every intersection and will direct runners.

Metro Police will also be in attendance to assist vehicular traffic at the busy intersections.

Please plan your route accordingly and adhere to rules of the road, and comply with any directions/instructions from Metro Police.

-ENDS-

Darryl Oliver
Durban North and Umhlanga CPF Public Relations
pr@dncpf.co.za

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Jun 27 2023

Heavy Rainfall – 27 June 2023

The Durban North CPF, along with security companies, SAPS and Metro are closely monitoring flooding hot spots in the Durban North and Umhlanga areas.

Support teams are on standby to provide assistance where necessary, and we ask that residents monitor their local traffic, security or street groups for updates.

When sharing info, please supply date, time and area to prevent circulation of old or outdated messages.

Disaster Management Number: 031 361 0000

we urge residents to stay indoors and avoid travel unless necessary

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