200+ arrested in Gauteng

2012-03-03 10:22

Johannesburg - Two hundred and twenty-seven people were arrested in a police operation in different areas of Gauteng, police said on Saturday.

"The operation was conducted [on Friday night] in Moroka, Lenasia, Lenasia South, Naledi, Jabulani and Dobsonville clusters," Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

The operation took place between 21:00 and 04:00.

The 227 people included those arrested for attempted rape, dealing in liquor, dealing in dagga, possession of unlicensed firearms, stolen vehicles, stolen property and driving under the influence of alcohol, he said.

Two shebeens were closed down and no one was injured.

Makhubela said those arrested were expected to appear in the Vereeniging, Lenasia, Protea and Roodepoort magistrate's courts on Monday.

  • John - 2012-03-03 10:32

    "Two shebeens were closed down and no one was injured" ....that's what I'm calling NEWS

      Marion - 2012-03-03 10:55

      @John - can you believe it! Well done. Now don't let those arrested for serious offences out on bail 'justice system'. Protect the people of South Africa for heaven's sake!

      Nic - 2012-03-03 22:14

      They are now all invited to join the Police Force.

  • Bakers - 2012-03-03 10:56

    No animals were injured in the making of this movie

  • Shirley - 2012-03-03 11:09

    This should happen every friday night! Then we are getting serious!

  • Johan - 2012-03-03 11:28

    They will all be out on the streets again soon!

  • Ntombizakhona Nkosi - 2012-03-03 11:30

    our cops r trying hard

  • Sharon - 2012-03-03 11:35

    Is hoping that the birthday rapist was one of those arrested expecting too much?

      Shirley - 2012-03-03 13:15

      Sharon: juju will throw an all white party at ancyl expense before that happens!Lol

  • Charl De Swardt - 2012-03-03 11:51

    what a waste of time and manpower. come monday half of them will be back on the streets doing what they do best . change the penal system in this country then it would have been good news because then you know that they would remain behind bars where they belong.

  • Makhabane - 2012-03-03 11:56

    I bet my bottom rand that 226 that were arrested for 'loitering' which is nothing but being arrested for walking at night. They let you go next morning.

      Shirley - 2012-03-03 13:16

      Speaking from experience?

  • Blue - 2012-03-03 11:59

    LOOK I for one am ecstatic about this news...but damned just needs to ask yourself... 1. How many of those arrested were 'supposed' to be arrested in the first place? 2. How many of the charges will still be upheld after their first court appearance? 3. How many are going to escape from custody this weekend? 4. How many are going to bribe their way out of jail before Monday? 5. How many of the case dockets are going to miraculously dissapear? 6. How many baddies ( that is ) are going to be given a couple hundred rands bail and then set free to continue with their crimes? 7. How many of these cases are actually guilty of a crime in the first place? and for the one that remains until after court appearance... 8. How long will it be before he/she is so badly abused in jail that he comes out worse off than when he/she went in? SORRY...BUT THESE ARE THE FACTS!!!

      Johan - 2012-03-03 21:29

      No better than many years ago, when people were arrested for simply not carrying their pass-books with them!

  • Infor Mation - 2012-03-03 12:00

    more jersey shore crap, where be the real news ...

  • Blue - 2012-03-03 12:02


      pws69 - 2012-03-03 12:10

      The DA have opened 70 cases against corrupt politicians, some as far back as 2006, and NOTHING has happened in any of them. Answer your question?

      Robsschele - 2012-03-04 07:58

      The politicians only hang around these areas during election times.

  • pws69 - 2012-03-03 12:08


  • Sharon - 2012-03-03 12:39

    They can't deal with their current workload. Another 227 cases in court? What a joke this system has become. Then those justice officials can't do a basic thing like being on time at work.

  • Jan - 2012-03-03 12:52

    No 'shoot to kill' action?

  • vanweynsberghe - 2012-03-03 13:37

    Its a pity this has to be done, but its good to know that the police are able to launch such operations. WELL DONE

  • ndlovu.bhekinkosi - 2012-03-04 04:59

    The police should continue to carry these routins every week so that they arrest those who break laws in the city of gold ,, i do support this operation,, we want SA cans to live in peace, with no fear what so ever!!!

  • almartb - 2012-03-04 10:48

    Where is Protea??

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