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Police defend timetable for anti-crime operations in Krugersdorp

Police defend timetable for anti-crime operations in Krugersdorp

Last week, eight women were raped by so-called Zama Zama who targeted a film crew shooting a music video.

Case. Several men were arrested on Tuesday morning when police arrived to carry out a major sweep of the Krugersdorp area. Photo: SAPS

JOHANNESBURG – Police say they have been taking action to stop crime in the Krugersdorp for some time. This is after some locals expressed outrage at the heavy presence of officials now, as they say the community has been targeted by illegal miners for a long time.

Last week, eight women were raped by so-called Zama Zama who targeted a film crew shooting a music video.

Several men were arrested on Tuesday morning when police arrived to carry out a major search of the area.

This brings the number of people arrested so far to just under 90. However, none of the suspects have yet been directly linked to the rapes.

Gauteng Police Commissioner Elias Mawela said it was not the first time police had been there. “So on an ad-hoc basis and based on the intelligence that we’ve accumulated, that’s where we then stage a larger operation. The high-density operation can deal with those things, and we continue to do that. do if you can check our Okae Molao operation for the last month, it was mostly around this particular area, and it was based on community cries”.

Police Minister Bheki Cele said no gold had been found among the illegal miners – so other people must be involved. “We have to go upstairs we really have to find the bosses because these guys as you can see, nothing tells you that they are gold, so someone is gold somewhere”.



Police defend timetable for anti-crime operations in Krugersdorp

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