‘Politics behind week-long mass arrests’

2013-12-04 00:00

A WEEK-LONG blitz operation by the SAPS that ended on Sunday and netted over 1 100 suspects, many of them facing serious charges including rape and murder, is largely politically driven.

Peacock said there is concern about the “harvest” of suspects arrested, adding that research has shown that largescale arrests of this nature “don’t necessarily bring down crime levels”.

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