17°C / 3°C
  • Tue
  • 17°C
  • 3°C
  • Wed
  • 19°C
  • 2°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 2°C
  • Fri
  • 19°C
  • 3°C
  • Sat
  • 9°C
  • 0°C
  • Sun
  • 13°C
  • -1°C
  • Tue
  • 13°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 15°C
  • 5°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 13°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 14°C
  • 4°C
  • Sun
  • 15°C
  • 7°C
  • Tue
  • 19°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 14°C
  • Fri
  • 27°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 17°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 13°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 14°C
  • 6°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 7°C
  • Fri
  • 13°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 12°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 14°C
  • 5°C
  • Tue
  • 18°C
  • 4°C
  • Wed
  • 18°C
  • 5°C
  • Thu
  • 18°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Sat
  • 14°C
  • 3°C
  • Sun
  • 11°C
  • 3°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 26°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 15°C
  • 6°C
  • Tue
  • 12°C
  • 4°C
  • Wed
  • 13°C
  • 3°C
  • Thu
  • 14°C
  • 4°C
  • Fri
  • 10°C
  • 1°C
  • Sat
  • 12°C
  • 1°C
  • Sun
  • 15°C
  • 2°C
  • Tue
  • 14°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 15°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 15°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 14°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 14°C
  • 7°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Thu
  • 20°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 13°C
  • 6°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Thu
  • 20°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 5°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 14°C
  • 5°C
  • Tue
  • 12°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 14°C
  • 6°C
  • Thu
  • 14°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 11°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 12°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 15°C
  • 6°C
  • Tue
  • 19°C
  • 2°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 1°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 2°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 4°C
  • Sat
  • 14°C
  • 4°C
  • Sun
  • 12°C
  • 3°C

Nelson Mandela Bay to launch Metro Police force

The Nelson Mandela Bay's Metro Police Department has been six years in the making.

Metro Police patrol Vrygrond after residents hurled rocks at police during taxi violence in the area. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN
Metro Police,Nelson Mandela Bay
Local

CAPE TOWN - The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality's long-awaited Metro Police force may finally become a reality.

The municipality this week announced plans to launch police department next month, more than six years after the city council's resolution to establish the force.

The Nelson Mandela Bay's Metro Police Department has been six years in the making.

Metro Police Chief Pinkie Mathabethe, who was employed in 2014, has had no actual police force to lead.

Municipality spokesperson Kupido Baron says this will soon change.

“We will be implementing the Metro Police as soon as April.”

Baron says the exact date of the launch will be announced later this month.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN reserves the right to close comments on selected content pages.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.