Police last Friday removed vagrants squatting on the field near the Tygervalley Golf Village.
According to Bellville police spokesman Captain Jonathan Blankenberg, officers, supported by the Voortrekker Road Improvement District (VRID), started the operation at 9:30am.
“These illegal structures are being used for criminal activities and the vagrants were removed by the police. No incidents happened during this clean-up operation by the police and other stakeholders.”
Meanwhile, applications to be a police reservist for Bellville police station are open. Reservists are expected to volunteer for at least 16 hours a month.
Applicants must be South African citizens; have no criminal record; be between 20 and 50; submit their fingerprints for police clearance; have at least a matric certificate or equivalent; be free of visible tattoos when in uniform; and be able to speak, read and write at least two official languages of which one should be English.
Police will visit the applicant’s home to do a check. After the application is approved, they will receive a force number and commence with training.
Most of the training will take place on weekends and it will be up to four weeks.
Application forms can be collected from the Bellville police station in Voortrekker Street or contact Captain AP Jenkins on 082 301 4991.