Emmarentia carguards get police clearance
The process to formalise carguards on the Emmarentia shopping precinct has reached the next phase after those whose fingerprints were taken, were ‘found to have no criminal records,’ says Geraldine Connell, chairperson of Parkview CPF.
These vetted guards will now be given special bibs, carry identification cards and Ukheshe cards so that motorists can pay them with a QR code.
Carguards will be trained how to approach shoppers, how to get help using the WOZA cell phone app and will ‘be given note books and pens to record the registrations of suspicious vehicles which can be reported to our community patrollers and SAPS,’ says Connell.
Already a resident reports how a carguard helped to protect her from a drunk passerby who was harassing her for money just beyond Fresh Earth.
Remember to tip them—they are protecting you, you are their livelihood.