Share this article

​2011-10-26: City of Johannesburg Public Safety office commends co-operation from Joburg residents during the march

THE City of Johannesburg (CoJ) Public Safety office wishes to commend Johannesburg residents, the business community, the visitors and law enforcers for the staggering contribution and co-operation during the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) march.

The MMC for Public Safety Councillor Matshidiso Mfikoe, together  with the Chief of Johannesburg  Metropolitan  Police (JMPD) Chief Chris Ngcobo and Acting Chief of the Joburg Emergency  Management  Services (EMS) Director Lazarus Makola are humbled by the conduct and behavior of the marches during their 12 hours  proceedings  from the City of Johannesburg to the City of Tshwane.

According to Councillor Matshidiso Mfikoe, the commitment which was executed by the City's law-enforcers  who went beyond the call of duty to ensure  that the City's by-laws relating to the safety of the City's infrastructure was protected and maintained during and after the expected ANCYL March.

"This mature and civil conduct which proceeded during the youth league march should serve as an olive branch to other civic groups/organisations.

"We would like to urge all parties intending to stage similar proceedings  to be encouraged by this good behavior, patriotism and to uphold the values which are imbedded in the constitution of South Africa.       

"The City of Joburg belongs to all who live in it and such privilege should inspire everybody who lives, works or is visiting the City to take ownership of the City's infrastructure and to respect fellow patriots in Joburg and beyond.

During the march the City of Joburg dispatched over 1 000 JMPD to monitor the march and made available five ambulances from the start of the march to finish.

Issued on behalf of:
Councillor Matshidiso Mfikoe     
MMC for Public Safety 
City of Johannesburg

Issued by: 
Anda Mbikwana 
Office of the MMC for Public Safety 
Tel: 011 758 9149 
Cell: 076 792 9769