Officer tests positive at Cape Town police station

Cape Town central station commander, Brigadier Hansia Hansraj speak at the event.

Cape Town Central police station was due to reopen on Tuesday after it had been closed on Sunday afternoon following reports that a police officer had tested positive for Covid-19.

Station commander Brigadier Hansia Hansraj said the officer got the results while at work. Those who had been in contact with him have been tested and are in quarantine while waiting for their results.

“The whole station has thus been sanitised and decontaminated. This process has a waiting period and is temporary,” she said

Brigadier Hansraj said SAPS would continue to fulfil its services to the community, with the community service centre operating from the Cape Town Cluster office, managed by staff who had not been in contact with the officer who tested positive for the virus.

“Let’s pray for our station during these disastrous times. Our members and families are facing trying times but we will continue to execute our task at hand,” she said.

Cape Town Central police station spokesperson, Captain Ezra October, said the station had been scheduled to open on Tuesday afternoon.

“Our officers and vehicles will be operating, attending to all complaints, and services to the public are continuing. We expect the station to open at 2pm on Tuesday,” he said.

Meanwhile, a homeless man was arrested last week following a burglary at a vacant holiday house on the Camps Bay beachfront.

Police received information that the suspect had sold a flat-screen television set to an unknown buyer.

Camps Bay police station
commander, Captain Keith Chandler, confirmed that the man had
been arrested on the slopes of
Table Mountain where he had been hiding and appeared in court last Thursday.