In an intelligence-led, integrated operation in Manenberg, police were busy loading a suspect onto a SAPS van when the community turned on the police damaging vehicles. Members of the Anti-Gang Unit, the City of Cape Town’s law enforcement and traffic services had just arrested a 23-year-old suspect for possession of drugs in Thames Walk, Manenberg on Saturday afternoon 18 April 2020, when community members turned on the forces pelting their vehicles with stones.
Five traffic and law enforcement vehicles were damaged in the process.
Police dispersed the crowd and arrested 17 suspects between the ages of 16 and 46 for public violence.
All arrested suspects are expected to appear in court soon.
An appeal is made to communities that attacks on police will not be tolerated. Those who engage in such unlawful conduct will face the full might of the law. More operations are set to continue in the area in an effort to create safety and calm.
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