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Mdantsane crime blitz results in the arrest of 37 suspects

Jan 27, 2017
Mdantsane crime blitz results in the arrest of 37 suspects

Police detectives in Mdantsane, East London, on Thursday night, arrested 37 suspects for various crimes as part of the SAPS' Operation Back to Basics.

"The operation started from 22:00 - 04:00 am this morning (Friday)," said police spokesperson, Captain Nkosikho Mzuku.

"These suspects were arrested in Mdantsane, Vulindlela, Inyibiba, Berlin, Cambridge, Komga, Mooiplaas, Kei Mouth and Maclean town policing precincts.

"They were arrested for crimes ranging from murder, rape, assault with the intent to do greviously bodily harm, assault common, house breaking and theft, house robbery, stock theft, drunken driving, malicious damage to property, arson, domestic violence,  pointing of firearm, to mention but a few."

Captain Mzuku said that police will continue to carry out their mandate to protect the citizens of this country this weekend.

"We appeal to the members of the public, to respect other people’s rights and to stay away from crime."

Mdantsane Cluster Commander, Major General Henry Vos, commended his members for a sterling job; "I would like to make a special thanks to the members of the public for helping us  with information that led to some of these arrests.

"Thank you for your support, may our partnership grow from strength to strength."

All the suspects will appear in different Magistrate’s Court around the cluster for various crimes soon.