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Gauteng weekend operations net 2187 suspects

More than 2180 suspects were arrested in Gauteng this past weekend during the multidisciplinary crime combatting operations that include weekend Operation O Kae Molao that was held across the province on Saturday, 20 May 2023.

The suspects were arrested for crimes that range from murder, attempted murder, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, rape, armed robbery, dealing in drugs, and possession of unlicensed firearms.

These suspects are expected to appear before various Magistrate Courts across the province from Monday, 22 May 2023.

Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, took time from his busy schedule and led Operation O Kae Molao in Mamelodi, Tshwane District, where he was joined by the Provincial Commissioner of the police in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Daphney Manamela, who came to benchmark and learn more about Operation O Kae Molao and its impact on the reduction of crime.

A total number of six hundred and eighty-seven (687) suspects were arrested in Tshwane District.

In Johannesburg District, police arrested six hundred and seventeen (617) suspects, while four hundred and six (406) suspects were arrested in Ekurhuleni District.

The police in West Rand and Sedibeng Districts were hard at work this weekend, and they arrested four hundred and seventy-seven (477) suspects for various crimes.

Lieutenant General Mawela ensures the community of Gauteng that the forces of Operation O Kae Molao will continue to squeeze the space for the criminals. He also urges the community members to continue to be the eyes and ears of the police by reporting crime as they witness it. Crime can be reported anonymously by calling the crime stop number on 08600 10111 or via My SAPS App, which can be downloaded from any smartphone.

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