Safety MEC praises police for recent crime busts

Safety MEC praises police for recent crime busts

Our Community Safety MEC has commended police on their recent crime busts, which saw eight suspects being arrested and 20 stolen vehicles recovered in one operation in Manguzi, near the province's border with Mozambique.

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Mxolisi Kuanda says efforts to clamp down on theft and get rid of illegal firearms will continue. 

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More than 140 weapons including rifles and shotguns were seized in operations across the province.  

The same number of suspects were nabbed on illegal firearm charges. 

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Then during a stock theft probe, along the South African and Lesotho border, police recovered more than 200 stolen cattle, goats and horses from stock pounds, kraals and butcheries.  

On gang-related violence, spokesperson Mluleki Mntungwa says they will be focusing on hot spots areas.

"We are also going to intensify these operations and sustain them throughout the year to ensure we completely wipe out crime from the province. We are urging communities to work with authorities," he said.

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