Two suspects were arrested for allegedly attacking police members in separate incidents during the Safer Festive Season Operations that were being conducted in the Mahwelereng Cluster.
The first incident took place last night on Monday 23 December 2019, at about 19:45 when the police were busy monitoring liquor outlets and arresting public drinkers at Mamatlala village in Tinmyne policing area outside Mokopane.
An assortment of objects were thrown at the members, thereby injuring a Warrant Officer attached to the K9 and damaging their vehicle. One suspect aged 18 was arrested and will be charged with assault on a police officer and malicious damage to property.
The second incident took place in Mokopane when police members were busy with Safer Festive Season operations. Some men were allegedly pushing trolleys onto the road, interfering with the flow of traffic. Members on duty had to remove them and during the process, one of the men severely bit a police Sergeant.
The member was taken to the local hospital and was later transferred to Polokwane. The suspect aged 37 was arrested on a charge of assault GBH.
The Provincial Commissioner of the South Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has condemned both incidents, saying the police will be relentless when conducting their operations and that they will not be diverted from their course in ensuring a Safer Festive Season.
The suspects will appear in court soon
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