Action Society is pleased to see that good policework is paying off in Gauteng and hope that other provinces follow suit.
According to a statement released by the South African Police Services (SAPS), the past weekend saw successful crime combatting as part of Gauteng SAPS’s “Operation O Kae Molao”. More than 700 suspects were arrested throughout the province for different crimes including rape, sexual offences, murder, possession of unlicensed firearms, possession of suspected stolen property, illegal trading of liquor, dealing in drugs, driving under the influence of liquor and undocumented persons.
“The positive results retrieved from this operation must now be carried forward and we hope the prosecution process is handled effectively and these arrests turn into successful convictions,” commented Ian Cameron, director of community safety at Action Society.
The operation is an integrated multidisciplinary approach seeking to deal with any form of criminal activities in the province. It is led by the SAPS with the support of various law enforcement agencies such as the Traffic Department, Metro Police Department, and Immigration from Department of Home Affairs, Community Police Forum, Tracker and Fidelity.
“We encourage these kinds of operations and the integrated approach which incorporates Community Police Forums and private companies. This approach will assist SAPS to effectively clamp down on crime and restore the public’s faith in the organisation.” Cameron concluded.