IN Monday's paper, Bobby Stevenson talks about visible policing ("Visible policing crucial for Bay"). He needed to come to Afcon's matches at Port Elizabeth's Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to see the waste of manpower.
Last Saturday the police were at the former KHS grounds at 6am already and spent the day sitting around. Once I saw two vehicles escort VIP vehicles to the stadium.
Outside the stadium they stood around in groups. I suggest Stevenson also notes the number of police vehicles parked outside the stadium, some from out of town.
The traffic department was no better with vehicles riding up and down Prince Alfred Road, two to three officers and a vehicle at a road closure. These people were all being paid overtime by the metro/Afcon.
This is the only time they are seen, but claim there is a shortage of manpower. The so-called "volunteers" weren't doing anything either. What was their job at Afcon matches?
KR Smallwood, Sydenham, Port Elizabeth