Gauteng and Tshwane police commissioners lieutenant-general Elias Mawela and major-general Hilda Mohajane led a festive safety operation to observe motorists and residents contravening the law and lockdown regulations in Pretoria.

He said detectives in Tshwane arrested 230 wanted suspects on Wednesday night. Mawela said the teams arrested numerous undocumented immigrants and fined a lot of motorists with unroadworthy vehicles.

The operation was initiated and led by Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela, the Gauteng police commissioner. The operation included visiting Bosman taxi ranks, the post office in church square and holding roadblocks are pleased with Tshwane residents compliance to the law. “It is part and parcel of our festive operations to tighten the grip against crime,” said Mawela.

He said since Wednesday, law enforcement was kept on their toes due to travellers enjoying the festive season and public holiday. Mawela said liquor and loud music systems were some of the things confiscated on Reconciliation Day due to the public not adhering to Covid-19 regulations.

Mawela said the police went out in large numbers to bust offenders and politely shutdown parties and even helped young people put away their speakers. He said teams of detectives always spread out across Gauteng looking for wanted suspects, while other police officers focus on lockdown enforcement, crime prevention and emergency police reaction. #ladi_jaja?

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