POLICE IN MPUMALANGA ARREST MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY PEOPLE FOR DIFFERENT VIOLATIONS
NELSPRUIT – 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 over the past week, delivering more than 1360 arrests.
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. Some people who were not spared are those who committed domestic violence, drunken driving, burglary at residential places, malicious damage to property, selling of expired food, violation of the Lockdown Regulations by loitering in the streets beyond the curfew time as well as not wearing masks and other criminal violations. Some of the suspects have already appeared before different courts in the province whilst some will appear tomorrow.
The Provincial Commissioner has delivered a strict caution and waved a red flag to all reprobates to refrain from their actions that impact the amenities of the Republic, including the tarnishing of investors’ confidence in our economy. She has also urged the community to always adhere to the Lockdown Regulations, lest they run a risk of amassing unnecessary criminal records that will always hang on their heads and bleak their future.