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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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Oct 09 2023

Fence Hopper Increase – 9 October 2023

There has been a marked increase of fence hopping across our sectors over the last few nights around the 3-4am mark, which in turn has resulted in petty theft, but at the very least for scouting.

We urge residents to take the following precautions:

  • Be extra mindful of leaving valuables, like phones, laptops, etc, near windows, whether they are open or not, especially if you have low walls and no electric fencing, or open-profile gates;
  • Check that if you have perimeter beams, they are working correctly and are clean;
  • Make sure your external lights are working and/or come on at the right times;
  • Test your panic buttons, as well as your alarm triggers;
  • Consider investing in external solar/battery lights;
  • Check that your CCTV systems work and record.

PLEASE ALWAYS REPORT ANY TRESPASSING OR THEFT TO SAPS

when in doubt, press your panics,

alert your armed response and call 10111

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Dec 03 2020

Cardboard collector stabbed in attempted robbery in Durban North

This article originally appeared in the Northglen News: https://northglennews.co.za/257001/cardboard-collector-stabbed-in-attempted-robbery-in-durban-north/

A LOCAL cardboard collector said he is lucky to be alive after he was stabbed in an attempted robbery last week.

George Moyo (37) was doing his early morning collection in the vicinity of Lansdowne Crescent when he was attacked by a lone suspect on Thursday (27 November) at about 6.30am.

Moyo sustained stab wounds to his upper back and arm as he tried to flee from his attacker.

“I was walking with my trolley when a man asked me to stop. I initially assumed he wanted to ask for directions but when he reached me he grabbed my pockets and tried to rob me. I tried to flee and called out for help and the man stabbed me in the back and then again the bicep as I tried to stop him. A Marshall Security guard who heard my calls for help came to my assistance and my attacker fled on foot.

“Some of the residents came out to help me as I was bleeding profusely. At one point I blacked out because of the loss of blood. I waited for more than an hour for a government ambulance to take me to hospital before paramedics from Crisis Medical helped me,” he said.

Speaking to Northglen News from a bed at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Moyo said he is recovering but is in a lot of pain.

“I’m grateful to the residents who stayed with me and offered me water and painkillers while we waited for the ambulance to arrive. I’m lucky to be alive really. At the moment I’m in a lot of pain and I’m unable to earn a living because of what happened. I’m part of the Roadhouse Crescent cardboard collectors, and we work closely with a number of environmental groups including the eThekwini municipality and the CPF,” he said.

Henry Landman, spokesperson for Crisis Medical, confirmed they had treated Moyo who was in a serious condition when they arrived on scene.

“Members of the Durban North SAPS, Marshall Security, and Blue Security, the CPF and Home Hawks Neighbourhood Watch were on scene when the call went out. He had lost a lot of blood when paramedics arrived on scene. We treated his wounds on scene before transporting him to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Phoenix,” he said.

Moyo said he intended to open a case at the Durban North SAPS once he is discharged from hospital.

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Nov 07 2020

Home Hawks Neighbourhood Watch Awareness Morning

Sector1B of the Durban North Community Police Forums, Home Hawks Neighbourhood Watch, held its security & safety awareness campaign at Checkers Virginia Circle this morning.

Big thank you to our partners in fighting crime in the area Marshall Security and Blue Security, and the members of the North Durban Victim Support Unit that assisted as well.

We have already been getting residents sending their contact details through to join the security WhatsApp groups in the area.

If you live in Virginia/Glen Ashley area and are not on a security group, sign up below.

 

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Sep 04 2020

Durban North SAPS welcomes new station commander

WITH more than 30 years of service to the South African Police Service (SAPS), Colonel Jericho Sipho Nkomo is looking forward to settling in to his role as the new Station Commander of the Durban North police station.

Nkomo, who has been in the role for almost a month, has served in various management roles within the SAPS as well as being an active member in fighting crime with his role in visible policing.

He was previously stationed in Mpumalanga (KZN) serving in the same role before being named as Colonel Gopaul Naidoo’s successor, the former station commander of the Durban North SAPS.

“This is like my second coming as I was stationed at the Durban North police station between 1992 and 1998. I know many of the members who are still here and I was welcomed with open arms. It all feels familiar being here. The crime stats have shown the station is on the right track in fighting crime so I won’t be changing the current system of policing. There are however a few areas of concern in respect to crime trends that we as management have identified.

“The station has an excellent relationship with the Durban North/uMhlanga CPF and the various security companies so that has been a massive plus. I’ve already met with CPF chairman, Haden Searles, who has also welcomed me in the new role. I’m really looking forward to the challenges ahead and I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve within the north Durban community,” he said.

Durban North police station spokesperson, Capt Raymond Deokaran, also welcomed the new station commander saying the members had already learned from him.

“Having given 34 years of service to the police, the Colonel has a wealth of knowledge and experience. He has been extremely proactive since coming on board and he has already identified areas of concern. He has also established a fantastic rapport between the members of the station,” Deokaran said.

source: https://northglennews.co.za/250171/durban-north-saps-welcome-new-station-commander/

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