Western Cape law-enforcement officers have been deployed to hot-spot areas, while roadblocks have also been set up, to search taxis for illegal firearms and other weapons.

This, according to the Western Cape Police-commissioner, major general Thembisile Patekile who says that no further shootings or violence have been reported since Monday morning, when a Golden Arrow bus-services driver was shot.

Patekile says a multi-disciplinary approach has now been implemented.

He says 12 taxi-operators have been arrested, this past week, for being in possession of unlicensed firearms.

Patekile says discussions are on-going and that, in the meantime, law-enforcement agencies are on high-alert to react, should any further violence or shootings be reported.

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More than 110-thousand Western Cape residents – aged over 60 – have already been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Premier Alan Winde says there has been a marked increase in the number of people, in this age group, who have registered and reported for their vaccination.

He says more than 20-thousand pensioners and employees in old-age homes and care-centres have also been vaccinated.

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The Western Cape has now expanded its Covid-19 vaccination programme to rural areas.

Premier Alan Winde says the province would continually increase the number of vaccination-centres to ensure that the vaccine becomes more accessible to residents.

He visited Malmesbury yesterday, and says efforts are being made to notify residents of their vaccination date, long before their injections are due.

Winde says, in time, the distance between residents and their nearest vaccination centre would gradually decrease.

He called on Government to reopen registrations on the country’s EVDS-system, to allow people between 50 and 59, to now already register for their covid-19 vaccine.

He says this would significantly help stream-line the country’s vaccination drive.

If you are over 60, you can register for your vaccination here.

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