A police operation “O Kae Molao” in Gauteng on Thursday resulted in numerous arrests, drugs seizures and disconnection of illegal electricity connections in Mayfair, Fordsburg and Jeppestown.

MEC for community safety, Faith Mazibuko, also joined the team in the anti-crime operation early in the morning to raid some of the crime hotspots in Johannesburg.

While raiding and conducting a stop and search operation, Mazibuko said 238 suspects were arrested for possession of drugs, reckless driving and other crimes.

The arrests were made for the following:

  • Arrests for Contact crime cases
  • Murder: 15
  • Assault GBH: 208
  • Assault Common: 134
  • Assault: 61
  • Rape: 26
  • Sexual Assault: 5
  • Attempted Murder: 4
  • Common robbery: 25
  • Armed robbery: 15
  • House robbery: 18
  • Hijacking: 6