290 arrested in Soweto and surrounds

By Drum Digital
07 April 2014

290 arrests made over the weekend in south Gauteng

About 290 people were arrested for various crimes in Soweto and surrounding areas over the weekend, Gauteng police said on Sunday.

The arrests happened from Friday evening up to Sunday morning in Soweto, Lenasia and Eldorado Park, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said. 3 people were arrested for murder, 5 for rape and 11 for stolen vehicles, said Makhubela. Other arrests included 37 arrests for drunk driving, 36 for the possession of dagga and 22 people for dealing in drugs, among others.

All those arrested would appear in various courts in the area on Monday.

- Sapa

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