To mark the conclusion of women’s month Operation Basadi took place at the road next to Sefako Makgatho Health Science University in Ga-Rankuwa. Led by a group of women a total of (265) road traffic fines were issued and over one thousand and forty-seven people were searched including (899) vehicles.
The Tshwane North Corridors SAPS along with women from different spheres of law enforcement agencies such as Gauteng Traffic Department, Correctional Services, Tshwane Metro Police, Home Affairs, and Department of Health took part in this initiative. They made sure their presence was felt and yielded positive results. This operation led to nine illegal immigrants being arrested while five illegal shebeens were closed down for non-compliance.
Not only Ga-Rankuwa commemorated the end of Women’s Month, at Tshwane SAPS College Bheki Cele addressed the parade of trailblazing female officers excelling in the traditional environment within the SAPS. This includes the National Intervention Unit (NIU) Tactical Response Team (TRT) Counter Assault Team (CAT) and Flying Squad Units as well as Forensic, Crime Scene Management and Criminology, Explosives, Air-wing Divisions of the SAPS.
Minister Cele on this day also walked in the shoes of female officers as he joined female police officers conducting crime prevention initiatives. In conclusion, the operation was a success and made ensured that their multidisciplinary driven approach, enforced the law on compliance and criminal action. The leader of the operation Brigadier Kgoadi expressed her gratitude to all the participants for the overall outcomes and results achieved by the operation. #ladi_jaja?
By: Nthabiseng Makhubela.