LEPHALALE — The new stop sign on the corner of Wells – and Jan Lee Street doesn’t make sense, said members of the community policing forum (CPF) during the CPF meeting on Thursday 18 February.
It seems that motorists are either not aware of the stop sign or they ignore it.
Another complaint was that the road markings at the robot at TVET College are not sufficient.
DA councillor Astrid Basson said that she heard that the paint they used is not good quality paint therefore it doesn’t last.
Members also complained about the area in front of Carbo Butchery in Jan Lee Street which is used as a taxi off-load area – this issue was also mentioned at the previous CPF meeting and Lofty Fourie, who acted as chairperson, said it is a pity that no representative of Lephalale Municipality attended the meeting. “It is important for them to attend the CPF meeting, because we need feedback” he concluded.
Another complaint was made about the owners of a new guest house who had a Valentine’s party on the night of Saturday 13 February. According to one of the neighbours, allegedly drunk people were walking in the street, drinking, and the loud music went on until 03:00 the next morning. The neighbour says he called the police, but they never showed up and told him the owner of the guest house had permission for the party. When the neighbours tried to talk to the owners, they also replied that they had permission from the police.
Lt. Munyai from Lephalale SAPS said the police can give permission but surely with certain conditions and limitations. No-one is allowed to disturb someone’s peace in such a way that it is unpleasant. She also said that if someone is drunk in public, the police have to react immediately. In cases where the police member who answers the call doesn’t want to help you, get his/her name so that the situation can be sorted out.