Payday weekend sees 'problematic behaviour' spike in Cape Town

2022/06/27 23:32:00

Payday weekend saw a spike in cases of assault, motor vehicle accidents and arrests for drunk driving across Cape Town.

Payday weekend saw a spike in cases of assault, motor vehicle accidents and arrests for drunk driving across Cape Town.

Payday weekend saw a spike in cases of assault, motor vehicle accidents and arrests for drunk driving across Cape Town.

130 incidents of assault, compared to 84 the previous weekend;49 motor vehicle accidents (vs 34 the previous weekend); and23 pedestrian accidents, compared to seven the previous weekend.“The 'payday weekend' phenomenon is not new, and it is any person’s right to let their hair down after a long week or month of work. The concern is, in too many instances, that enjoyment results in poor choices that end up getting an individual hurt, or them hurting someone else,” MMC for safety and security JP Smith said on Monday.

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Most of the calls were for medical assistance or bylaw transgressions. However, there were: 130 incidents of assault, compared to 84 the previous weekend; 49 motor vehicle accidents (vs 34 the previous weekend); and 23 pedestrian accidents, compared to seven the previous weekend. “The 'payday weekend' phenomenon is not new, and it is any person’s right to let their hair down after a long week or month of work. According to SA History, the actual event includes three armed activists of the ANC’s uMkhoto we Sizwe wing (MK), Humphrey Makhubo, Stephen Mafoko and Wilfred Madela, that were trapped in the bank for six hours before being shot and killed by police. The concern is, in too many instances, that enjoyment results in poor choices that end up getting an individual hurt, or them hurting someone else,” MMC for safety and security JP Smith said on Monday. “For years we have highlighted the link between alcohol and public safety, as well as the consequences, so it really is disappointing to see the continued spike in public safety incidents whenever these payday weekends roll around. Each year, Plato's collects approximately 24 tons of left-over malted barley grains from Darling Brew, a beer maker in the Western Cape, and turns them into flavoursome snacking crisps.

“The trend was even more apparent during an evening spent with our enforcement services this weekend, where more than two dozen motorists were arrested for drunk driving, and nearly a dozen others for reckless and negligent driving – during just one operation. “It was a humbling experience and something I think we should always do before playing historical figures”. .