SAPS Gauteng

Gauteng: More than 1400 people arrested in crime-busting operation

Police in Gauteng arrested the suspects for a variety of crimes, including murder, attempted murder, rape and house breaking

SAPS Gauteng

The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Gauteng’s Operation O Kae Molao continues yielding some results, with well over 1400 people being arrested for various crimes during this past weekend.

“The weekend operations were conducted simaltenously throughout the province in conjuction with different law enforcement agencies such as Metro Police, Provincial and local Traffic, Immigration from Department of Home Affairs, Department of Community Safety including Community Police Forum and private security companies,” said SAPS Gauteng spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Sello.


Following the suspects’ arrests, they are now expected to make appearances in various courts across the province, facing a string of charges, including murder, attempted murder, rape, house breaking, possession of drugs, unlicensed firearms, suspected stolen property, dangerous weapon, dealing in drugs and illegal dealing of liquor.

“The arrested suspects included wanted suspects who were arrested by the detectives during a tracing operation,” Sello added.

Gauteng’s Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has appreciated the continuous availability of other law enforcement agencies and the private security company through the eyes and ears project.

He further appreciated those who keep on reporting criminal activities and giving tip-offs.

“Some of the arrests will not have been possible if community members did not come forward with information. Let us continue to work together in fight against crime and squeeze the operating space for criminals”, Mawela has said.