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2023/10/10      |  Written By:  Colonel M Ledwaba   |   Province:  Limpopo

POLOKWANE: 09 October 2023- The South African Police Service's High-Density weekly operations Kukula(Shanela) in Limpopo continue to yield impressive results as the men and women in blue fight tooth and nail to eradicate crime in all corners of the Province. During the operations conducted from 02 October until 08 October 2023, a total of 1716 suspects were apprehended among them, 376 illegal immigrants.

These arrests included cases of murder, attempted murder, robberies aggravating, rape, and sexual assault, assault common GBH, Assault common, common robbery (including business and residential) stock theft, theft of motor vehicles and motorcycle, illegal possession of firearm and drug related crimes amongst other crimes.

The members were able to confiscate about 187 dangerous weapons, 11 firearms, 152 ammunition, 24 knives and 1 stolen vehicle was recovered. Furthermore, Police' confiscated large quantity of various drugs such as Khat, Crystal Meth, dagga, Nyaope as well as Counterfeit Cigarettes and liquor.

During these operations there were operational actions that were executed to conduct Crime awareness campaigns, compliance inspections at liquor premises and second hand goods dealers, during these action operation 58 shebeens have been closed, 250 domestic violence incidents have been attended to and 305 protection orders have been served. A total number of 1623 road traffic fines were issued.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police' in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe appreciates the support from her Management Team and acknowledges their selfless leadership with deligence.

"Our members on the ground are hitting hard in all the corners of the five Districts and they should keep up with the good work until we achieve our desired results of creating a safer society," Concluded Lieutenant General Hadebe.

Some of the suspects have already started to appear before their respective Magistrate's Courts across the Province.