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More than 100 GBV suspects arrested over the weekend

by Thys Khiba
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By Thys Khiba – Gauteng police have arrested 146 suspects for crime related to gender based violence (GBV) during the weekend operations.

This comes after police officers in the province managed to recover suspected stolen and hijacked motor vehicles through O Kae Molao Operation.

The weekend operation was conducted in all five districts of the province.

Arrested suspects are expected to appear before various Magistrate’s Court from Monday, 13 February 2023.

“Police in Gauteng arrested more than 2000 suspects during weekend operations, 146 of those were arrested for crime related to gender based violence.

“The detectives braved the rainy weather and worked over night on Friday evening to trace the suspects who have been on the run after committing serious and violent crimes like murder, attempted murder, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, rape and armed robbery,” Gauteng police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo.

In a district led operations, Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, managed to arrest 18 people for driving while under the influence of alcohol, 15 people for possession and dealing in drugs while 18 undocumented foreign nationals were taken in, to be processed by officials from Department of Home Affairs, in Tsakane, Ekurhuleni District.

“Other high density police operations conducted in Ekurhuleni District this weekend have resulted in the arrest of 622 suspects for various crimes.

“Tshwane District Commissioner, Major General Azwinndini Nengovhela, led integrated weekend operations in Tshwane, where more than 593 suspects were arrested after committing various crimes.

“The West Rand District Commissioner, Major General Fred Kekana, led weekend operations that included Operation O Kae Molao in Krugersdorp. During these high density operations, 176 people were arrested for crime ranging from murder, armed robbery, car hijacking, rape and kidnapping,” said Masondo.

Other 205 suspects were arrested for crimes that include assault, possession of suspected stolen property, murder, kidnapping, attempted murder and possession of drugs in Sedibeng weekend operations led by District Commissioner, Major General Zodwa Molefe.

Major General Max Masha, Johannesburg District Commissioner, led multidisciplinary operation in Johannesburg over the weekend. 

This is where 466 suspects were arrested after committing crimes ranging from murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, fraud and theft.



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