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News24.com | Better than 1 200 arrested in Gauteng over the weekend

  • Police operations conducted in Gauteng over the weekend saw the arrest of extra than 1 200 suspects for assorted crimes.
  • The police furthermore shut down two bars in Tshwane which had been in contravention of the Disaster Administration Act.
  • In Sedibeng, a man became once arrested for allegedly raping a 75-year-susceptible lady. 

Better than 1 200 suspects were arrested all the intention in which through police operations in Gauteng over the weekend, whereas two bars were shut down for allegedly contravening Disaster Administration Act guidelines.

In Tshwane, the police were joined by Gauteng Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko and police commissioner Lieutenant-Same outdated Elias Mawela as they patrolled the streets of Brooklyn, Sunnyside and Pretoria Central.

Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo acknowledged whereas the operations were underway in the capital city, legislation enforcement pounced on two bars.

At one establishment, there had been 200 patrons, contravening the 50-particular person restrict at locations of leisure, Masondo added.  

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“Each and every liquor stores were closed down for contravening Disaster Administration Act lockdown guidelines.”

Thirteen of us were arrested for allegedly utilizing whereas underneath the affect of alcohol and the police furthermore recovered hijacked and suspected stolen autos at a roadblock.

“Seven illegal immigrants were taken in and handed to Division of Dwelling Affairs officers who furthermore participated in the operation, whereas 207 suspects were arrested for other severe and violent crimes,” Masondo acknowledged.

Tracing operations in Tshwane led to the arrests of 129 suspects wanted for assorted crimes, including cancel, industry robberies, assault with intent to reason grievous bodily damage and malicious damage to property.


In Ekurhuleni, 330 suspects were arrested, of which 60 were held for allegedly utilizing whereas underneath the affect of alcohol.

Nineteen suspects were arrested for overall assault and grievous bodily damage, of which six were for home violence-connected offences.

“The closing suspects were arrested for assorted crimes ranging from rape, cancel, attempted cancel, theft of motorized autos, possession of unlicenced firearm, fraud, pointing of a firearm, kidnapping, armed robbery, possession of suspected stolen property and possession of gear.”


Masondo acknowledged 204 suspects were arrested in Johannesburg for crimes including rape, being in possession of suspected stolen property, shoplifting, cancel, reckless and negligent utilizing, and assault.


A man became once arrested in Sedibeng for allegedly raping a 75-year-susceptible lady.

“The suspect has been on the flee after raping the susceptible lady on 1 of September in Heidelberg,” Masondo acknowledged.

“The suspect became once hunted down and arrested and became once linked to every other rape case in Ekurhuleni.”

Masondo added 176 suspects were furthermore arrested in the Sedibeng district.

“Other suspects were arrested for crimes ranging from possession of unlicenced firearms, for being in the country illegally, possession of suspected stolen property, theft, assault with intent to reason grievous bodily damage and dwelling robbery.”

West Rand

The police arrested 138 suspects all the intention in which through weekend operations in the West Rand.

Crimes that landed these suspects in the abet of bars integrated cancel, rape, fraud, drunken utilizing, illegal mining, possession of gold-bearing fabric, assault, theft, malicious damage to property, possession of unlicenced firearms, possession of gear and the use of dagga in public, Masondo acknowledged.

All those arrested are anticipated to appear in assorted courts quickly.

– Compiled by Alex Mitchley

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