During the O Kae Molao operations in the Tshwane district, a total of 280 people were arrested. Murder, attempted murder, housebreaking, and car hijackings were among the crimes against people and property. During the briefing, it was also revealed that the area’s police efficiency was being hampered by poor lighting and infrastructure, such as potholes.

The Gauteng Department of Community Safety said that crimes against people and property were the most common in the Akasia policing precinct. 21 people were detained during the operation in Akasia’s streets. They were charged with hijackings, reckless and negligent driving, assault, and breaking and entering.

Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Faith Mazibuko and acting provincial commissioner Major General Girly Mbele led the O Kae Molao operations. In the Tshwane district, a total of 280 people were arrested. Crime throughout the country is not on a rise, if people are not taking the law into their own hands through mob justice the Police are on the lookout for these criminals.

Making sure we people are protected in all these crimes happening around us.Colonel Dimakatso Sello, a provincial police spokesperson, said 110 of them were arrested for serious crimes against women and children. “Eight unlicensed firearms and ammunition were seized, as well as several illegal shebeens,” She said. 

According to Siyabonga Masondo one of Tshwane residence who happens to know of people who have illegal shebeens. He said “most crimes happen in these shebeens when most of the people going there are drunk and it’s a good thing that they are being closed, it will mean a much safer environment.”

By: Palesa Maneli.

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