HOOPDAL — Operation Rural Safety was recently held in the Hoopdal area. The role players that were involved were SAPS members, Visible Policing (VISPOL), the Community Policing Forum (CPF) and Game Rangers from Marekele. They visited the farm Ysterpan.
The main focus of the operation was to alert the farmers regarding farm attacks and stock theft. Since it is hunting season, the farmers were also sensitised about the Firearm Control Act and they were urged that hunters should keep their firearms and hunting rifles in safes when not in use.
In addition, rural safety and stock theft pamphlets were distributed.