Solidarity with law-abiding citizens and SAPS
13 July 2021 – For immediate release
In this time of despair when millions of South Africans are frightened and battered by public violence on one hand and Covid19 on the other, Safe Citizen encourages all law-abiding South Africans to stand together and look after one another.
The police need our help and cooperation right now. So does your community.
Here are some ways in which you can assist:
- Make sure that you have the contact numbers of your neighbours and nearby citizens on your social media networks.
- Avoid unnecessary travel and keep elderly persons and children at home.
- If there is a neighbourhood watch and you are able, play a role in looking after your community.
- Ensure your property is safe and secure. Do not leave any unattended doors and windows open without supervision.
- Ensure your yard offers looters no temptation or opportunity. Pack ladders and tools away and out of sight. Park cars in your garage or as out of sight as possible.
- Be in touch with your neighbors – be aware whether they are working from home as well as the set up in their yard to spot any suspicious activity.
- If you are able, as an individual, or as a group to play a physical role in protecting your community, inform your neighbourhood watch and advise your local police station.
- If called upon by the police to respond and assist, be prepared to respond as best you can having regard for your own safety and that of your family and staying within the parameters of the law.
- Be prepared to assist SAPS and private security officers with food and refreshments as they stand in the cold to do their duty.
- Ensure your home has the basic food supplies that can sustain you and your family. Tinned goods, dried legumes, rice, pasta, flour and oil are excellent long-lasting sources of nutrition.
- Ensure you have an adequate supply of drinkable water.
- Keep a filled gas bottle in stock as well as a filled spare.
Remember that all law-abiding citizens will have to work together during and after this time to rebuild a resilient country and a future for our children.
Please direct all enquiries to Ian Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively through WhatsApp on 076-838-5150, 073-388-0474.