Byline: Kelebogile Masemola

26 May 2022

Police Officers in Tshwane District together with various units of police arrested over three hundred people in the course of Okae Molao operation in Garankuwa.

A concurrent tracing of wanted suspects by Tshwane District Detective teams led the way to the arrest of two hundred and sixty-four (264).

Out of the 264 arrested, 65 were related to gender-based violence.

Other individuals arrested during the tracing of wanted suspects included those who committed crimes such as possession of drugs, common robbery, malicious damage to property, illegal possession of a firearm, driving under the influence of liquor, assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, contravention of road traffic Act, possession of suspected stolen goods, murder, reckless driving, attempted business robbery, contravention of protection order, common assault, theft, common robbery, dealing in liquor without a license, shoplifting, carjacking, and attempted murder.

Police Officer conducting a search at Operation Okae Molao

Three illegal shebeens were closed down for disobedience with the Liquor Act.

Twenty-five (25) undocumented individuals were delayed to be processed by Home Affairs. 

Three fines were issued for second hand goods and six for crimes related to drugs.

Aartos issued over 80 amount to more than R80 000, individual searched 880 and vehicle searched 556.

The Acting District Commissioner Brigadier Thine urged the community and visitors of Tshwane to be vigilant of fraud, scams, and ATM scams. 

Avoid drinking alcohol in public areas and driving under the influence of alcohol. 

He applauded SAPS members and other law enforcement agencies (Home Affairs, Gauteng Traffic Department, Department of Correctional Services) for the adequate work done.