SANDF support SAPS in Limpopo operation

South African Police Service

SANDF support SAPS in Limpopo operation
SANDF support SAPS in Limpopo operation. Photo: SAPS

The South African Police Service Provincial Operations ‘Basadi’, which is mainly led by Senior Police women, continue to make an immense impact on crime, especially in crime-infested areas of the Limpopo Province.

On 26 September 2019, the Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for Human Resource Management (HRM), Major General Christine Morakaladi and Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for Financial and Asset Management, Major General Hankins, joined by the Cluster Commander of Thohoyandou, Major General Rosina Mulaudzi led a high density operation that was conducted in Lephalale and the surrounding areas.

Supported by the MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Mr Namane Dickson Masemola and the Lephalale Mayor, Cllr Jack Maeko, the women in blue, joined by the SANDF, Traffic and Customs Officials participated in operational activities.

These included roadblocks, stop and searches, compliance inspections of liquor outlets and shops for trading in counterfeit goods and selling expired foods.

The operation was also characterized by community outreach activities in which the MEC addressed scores of people at one of the Lephalale shopping malls while handing out promotional items.

The Following successes were achieved:

A total of 105 people were arrested for various offenses
27 undocumented persons were arrested
3 Illegal shebeens were closed down
2 suspects were arrested for possession of Dagga and 01 for Drugs such as Cat
2 Businesses closed for non-compliance
4 Non-compliance with the liquor act
2 suspects were arrested for possession of Illegal medicines
1 arrested for illicit cigarettes
54 Traffic fines were issued
5 Wanted suspects were arrested
1 Tavern was closed closed down for non-compliance
2 suspected stolen motor vehicles were recovered.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service