Police arrest more than one thousand three hundred and sixty people for different violations.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela, has applauded members of the police as well as other security agencies for working tirelessly and making more than 1360 arrests over the past week.

According to the police statement, the suspects were charged for different violations including murder, attempted murder, rape, assault with an intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, possession of stolen property, fraud, armed robbery, incitement to commit crime, possession of drugs, possession of dagga, illegal possession of unlicenced firearms, and transportation of liquor during alert level 4 of the Lock down Regulations.

Even those who committed crimes such as domestic violence, drunken driving, burglary at residential places, malicious damage to property, selling of expired food, and violation of the Lock down Regulations by loitering in the streets beyond the curfew time as well as not wearing  masks were not spared. Some of the suspects have already appeared before different courts in the province while others are yet to appear.

The Provincial Commissioner has delivered a strict caution and waved a red flag to all reprobates to refrain from their actions which impact on the amenities of the Republic, including the tarnishing of investors’ confidence in the country’s economy. She has also urged the public to always adhere to the Lockdown Regulations, in order to avoid getting criminal records which will always hang over their heads and ruin their future.

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