Operation Basadi highlights role of women

Perpetrators of traffic offences were brought to task during Operation Basadi. During Operation Basadi roadblocks were held by female members of the police and traffic department at Amandelbult and in Thabazimbi.
Perpetrators of traffic offences were brought to task during Operation Basadi. During Operation Basadi roadblocks were held by female members of the police and traffic department at Amandelbult and in Thabazimbi.

Hennie Pauw

THABAZIMBI – As part of Woman’s Month celebrations members in the Thabazimbi Police Cluster (and wider) participated in Operation Basadi to highlight the role of women in the community. Roadblocks were held on the R510 under the bridge at Amandelbult and at the Dwaalboom/Thabazimbi T-junction on Wednesday 26 August. Many traffic fines were issued for, amongst others, drivers not carrying their driver’s licences, not wearing safety belts and other traffic offences. Pamphlets, containing information on domestic violence, were distributed to female motorists during Operation Basadi. In the pamphlet the nature of domestic relationships and domestic violence is explained, as well as actions that can be taken to help protect victims, such as laying charges at the police station and applying for protection orders. Afterwards, participants in Operation Basadi were addressed at a function at Bonanza. Participaing in Operation Basadi were female members of police stations in Thabazimbi, Northam, Dwaalboom, Cumberland, Hoopdal, Rooiberg, Thabazimbi Training Institution (Verdrag), as well as provincial and local traffic officials.