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Watch: DA’s Jozi mayor steps up city cleanup with Rosettenville house raids [video]

Herman Mashaba warned that there’d be zero tolerance in dealing with crime in Johannesburg under his watch, and it looks like he’s delivering on that promise.

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So, the DA’s mayor of Johannesburg looks to be turning up the heat and delivering on his promise of coming down hard on the City of Gold’s criminal elements. Herman Mashaba’s new special task team, made up of around 60 metro police and SAPS officers, is charged with raiding crime hotspots on a regular basis, as part of the mayor’s cleanup.

The first of these raids took place in Rosettenville, South of Johannesburg, and targeted 40 houses suspected of operating as brothels, drug dens and shelter for illegal immigrants.

“If we can achieve sending a signal to the criminal elements that have been terrorising our communities the last few years,” Mashaba told eNCA.

“If we can send a signal to them that us as government has taken the responsibility to protect our residents. It’s a campaign going after any criminality anywhere in our city. It’s not only the people of Rosettenville going through this nightmare.”

Mashaba’s come under fire for his remarks that illegal immigrants are to blame for a portion of the crime in Johannesburg, but remains resolute, and insists that those without papers better know that he’s coming for them.

Watch: DA’s Mashaba relentless on illegal immigrant issue, calls on gov to step in

eNCA accompanied the mayor’s team on their first raid of many:

Police #Raid #Rosettenville house. @encanews @eNCA

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