Parktown, 10 March 2019: Gauteng Provincial Commissioner of police,
Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has welcomed the arrest on Friday 08 March 2019, of six suspects following interventions by the police in Mamelodi in the Tshwane District.
The arrests come after a ministerial imbizo and a return visit to Mamelodi
just over a week ago where Police Minister Bheki Cele launched the Crime
Combat and Reaction Team for Mamelodi on 01 March 2019.
A multi-disciplinary intelligence-driven operation on Friday 08 March 2019,
led to the arrest of two suspects – one at Silverlakes, Pretoria West and
the other suspect in Bronkhorspruit. The two were both arrested on charges of extortion and intimidation and they are expected to appear before the Pretoria Magistrate Court on Monday, 11 March 2019.
Four more suspects were arrested in Midrand on possession of illegal
firearms and contravention of the the Private Security Industry Regulation
Act. They will appear on Monday 11 March 2019 in the Alexandra Magistrate Court.
The possibility of more arrests or even linkage of six suspects to other
crimes cannot be ruled out as investigations are still underway.
The recovered firearms will also be put tbrough balistics to establish
possible linkage to serious and violent crime.
In reassuring the residents of Mamelodi of the SAPS commitment to bring
back stability in the area after the public outcry, Lieutenant General
Mawela said, “Watch the Space!”
Report crime (anonymously) by contacting your nearest police station or
calling Crime Stop number 08600 10111.
Brigadier Mathapelo Peters
076 065 6502