Station reopened

Police station.

Cape Town Central police station reopened on Monday May 4 after is was shutdown last week when an officer 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.

In the meantime, the community service centre had operated from the Cape Town Cluster office, managed by staff who had not been in contact with the officer who tested positive for the virus.

Some services operated from the kiosks from the station and some from the Green Point and Cape Town Central Improvement District and Sea Point station.

Cape Town Central police station spokesperson, Captain Ezra October, said more members have
undergone testing and are awaiting results.

He said they have had to ask for help while some staff are still in isolation. “We’re in operation but we’re low on members and have now asked the members from the court to lend us a hand,” he said.

Meanwhile, two men were arrested last week for stealing a motorcycle in Tamboerskloof.

Tamboerskloof Watch Community said SAPS, Law Enforcement and LPR User Group volunteers responded immediately and within minutes SAPS had spotted the motorcycle in the area.

A chase followed and the suspects were apprehended.

The suspects were believed to be linked to the large spike in motorbike thefts across the City Bowl and other neighbouring suburbs.

Four flat were destroyed by fire in Gardens on Monday morning.

The City’s Fire and Rescue Service were called out to the scene at 3.35am in Kloof Street.

It took firefighters four hours to contain the fire.

Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said four flats on the 5th floor were gutted and one on the 6th floor sustained minimal damages.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains unclear.