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Jeffreys Bay woman among those arrested for assaulting women

Aug 24, 2017
Jeffreys Bay woman among those arrested for assaulting women

In an effort to reduce contact crimes, especially crimes against women, Jeffrey’s Bay Station Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Makhoasa Kiviet, led a team of policewomen in an operation that led to the arrest of five suspects, including a woman, for various crimes. 

"Since it is women’s month; the operation focused on cases where the victims were women," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.     

"An operation started in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday.

"During the operation, five suspects were arrested for crimes ranging from assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm to house robbery."

Sergeant Nkohli said that among the arrested suspects was a 30-year-old woman nabbed for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. 

"The five suspects, aged between 25 and 30 years old, will appear in the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, on charges ranging from assault to house robbery," he added.

Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok, praised the women officers for sending out a message that crimes against women would not be tolerated even if the culprits are women. 

This operation forms part of the plans to address contact crimes in the Humansdorp cluster.