Operation Basadi

Female law enforcement officers in and around Middelburg have been participating in womens month operations. Recently they conducted a road block on the N4 and R36.

During Women’s Month, SAPS women are carrying out initiatives and operations, as they have over the past years. Operation Basadi, is an initiative carried out by women throughout the organization aimed at preventing, combating and investigating cases of gender-based violence and violence against vulnerable groups. It involves conducting roadblocks, stop-and-search and other operations. Female police officials will also perform duties at community service centres countrywide and will prioritize sexual offences investigations.  We will also be interacting with communities on procedures to follow, when reporting cases of gender-based violence. The SAPS is committed to empowering female employees with equal opportunities to help, serve and protect all those living in South Africa. As part of commemorating Womens Month, Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison, led a Basadi Roadblock, which comprises of women from law enforcement and Road Safety Education in the department, SAPS and Home Affairs. The roadblock is one of many that will be taking place during this Womens Month. It took place on 14 August 2020. The country has been experiencing a lot of cases on Gender Based Violence. Female law enforcers are also at risk, in the hands of perpetrators of violence who are also motorists. Through this roadblocks, the department wants to send a message to motorists to treat female law enforcers with respect, and not intimidate them.

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