Date: 11/06/2022 Saturday
Area: Epping 1
At approximately 08h00 CCTV Conops spotted three suspects carrying heavy items on the railway tracks proceeding in the direction of Mac Brothers siding.
*REACTION MEASURES TAKEN*
Public safety Fani, Dyani and Quadbikes drivers responded. On arrival while trying corner three suspects fled but we managed to caught two, third one managed to escape.
Suspects was in possession of scrap items hyster wheel and piece of metal, they couldn’t disclose where did they get the items.
Furthermore the suspects was given warning, items was confiscated and taken to the office.
Langa Baptist Church Church of the Nazarene in Bonteheuwel
Anchor Yeast very kindly donated 486 x 60 x 5g sachets of Thirst Buster flavored drink sachets to the ECID to be handed over the Langa Baptist Church and Church of the Nazarene in Bonteheuwel. With the hot weather we are having this has been a very welcome donation. Collecting for the Langa Baptist Church, Andiswa & Selby, collecting for Church of the Nazarene in Bonteheuwel, Cheslyn & Reverend Quinton.
The ECID wish to convey our thanks to Anchor Yeast for their kind donation.
During December 2021, Epping’s informal traders moved into their new state-of-the-art premises located inside the Epping Fresh Produce Market (Cape Town Market), this, after almost 30 years of trading on Gunners Circle.
The informal traders will be able to use this as a safe trading and storage facility as well as a place from which they can provide sufficient and nutritious range of fruit and vegetables at low prices in consumer-friendly packs to communities on a day-to-day basis.
The informal traders are mostly private individuals who buy in bulk from agents inside the market and break produce down into smaller-size packs for resale to housewives and township hawkers.
This is a venture between the City of Cape Town and the Epping Fresh Produce Market.
The City of Cape Town is currently clearing the area as can be seeing in the photos, the Epping Fresh Produce Market have employed a private security company to keep a watchful eye over the process of the clearing as well as to prevent new people from occupying the vacant land.
On the 8th August 2020 the ECID’s Public Safety Officer Mr Mfundisi was instrumental in preventing a smash and grab on Jakes Gerwel Drive on Langa Bridge, Officer Mfundisi arrested the suspect until SAPS arrived.
The suspect appeared in court on the 9th December, Officer Mfundisi was there to testify as the states witness and the suspect was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment. Well done to Public Safety Officer Mfundisi, you are an asset to the ECID.