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All law enforcement agencies deployed to the King’s Ceremony

All law enforcement agencies will be on high alert during the ceremony to hand over the certificate to Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini on Saturday 29 October in Moses Mabhida, Durban.

All law enforcement agencies provide tight security at the ceremony

Police spokeswoman Colonel Athlenda Mathe detailed how all law enforcement agencies will come together at the ceremony to protect the king.

She said: “The National Joint Operations and Intelligence Service (NATJOINTS), comprising various government departments including the South African Police Service (SAPS), the South African Defence Force (SANDF) and the State Security Agency (SSA), took steps to ensure that Moses in Durban Safe and secure delivery of certificate ceremony at Mabida Stadium”.

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She added: “All law enforcement agencies are deployed and on high alert to ensure the event is taking place in a safe environment and there is no crime before, during and after the event.”

Ceremony of public invitation to King Misuru Kazvetini at Moses Mabhida Stadium. Photo: SAPS/Facebook.

Big numbers expected at the event

“A total of 48,000 guests are expected to attend, including heads of state, former presidents, traditional leaders and other dignitaries.”


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Strict rules to be followed at the ceremony

“The attendees were told that dangerous weapons, including traditional spears, were not allowed on the grounds,” she warned.

To this end, NATJOINTS calls for the cooperation of the public, including those who will be present, as well as the audience.
“Anything designed to sabotage activity or willfully violate the law will be dealt with accordingly within the law,” Matt further warned.

NATJOINTS further instructs all law enforcement agencies that secure incidents to perform their duties in accordance with their constitutional mandate and relevant regulations.
“Regarding aviation safety, the Civil Aviation Authority has issued a notice to all pilots (NOTAM) between 04:00 and 21 October 29, 2022, to restrict airspace within 2.0 nautical miles of Moses Mabushida Stadium: 00. Here During this period, only the South African Police Service (SAPS) will have flexible use of the airspace. Please note that this is strictly a no-fly zone for drones.
In accordance with standard protocol procedures, Durban residents, spectators and those running businesses near the Moses Mabhida Stadium were informed of road closures prior to the event,” Mathe further warned.

This is a developing story.

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