Cops urge public not to interfere with their duties

Administration Clerk Luvuyo Qumza and Constable Darren Stuart.

Muizenberg police are appealing to the community to refrain from interfering with police duties and warned that anyone who does will be arrested and charged.

The appeal comes after officers were attacked in Hillview over the weekend.

Officers under the command
of Lieutenant Colonel Deidre Engelbrecht raided an illegal shebeen in Hillview near Seawinds on Friday October 13, at about
12pm.

During a search of the informal residence, officers found 573 litres of alcohol, some of which were stored in deep freezers and beer crates.

While police removed the alcohol from the shack, the community attacked the officers by throwing stones at them.

“SAPS members, who were ultimately trying to protect the community from the abuse of alcohol and close down an illegal shebeen, had to hurriedly leave the area, after affecting the arrest,” said Captain Stephen Knapp.

A 55-year-old Hillview man was arrested and detained at Muizenberg police on

charges of dealing in liquor without a licence.

He was released on a warning and appeared in the Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday October 17.