Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
1 minute read
6 May 2021
6:27 pm

238 suspects arrested in Joburg during police operation

Reitumetse Makwea

Operation 'O Kae Molao' hit the streets on Thursday morning, with Gauteng MEC for community safety Faith Mazibuko leading the charge against criminality.

Police check car details during a roadblock on the M2E near Cleveland as part of the O Kae Molao operation in the Cleveland, and Jeppestown area of Johannesburg, 6 May 2021. Picture: Neil McCartney

A police operation “O Kae Molao” in Gauteng on Thursday resulted in numerous arrests, drugs seizures and disconnection of illegal electricity connections in Mayfair, Fordsburg and Jeppestown.

MEC for community safety, Faith Mazibuko, also joined the team in the anti-crime operation early in the morning to raid some of the crime hotspots in Johannesburg.

While raiding and conducting a stop and search operation, Mazibuko said 238 suspects were arrested for possession of drugs, reckless driving and other crimes.


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The arrests were made for the following:

  • Arrests for Contact crime cases
  • Murder: 15
  • Assault GBH: 208
  • Assault Common: 134
  • Assault: 61
  • Rape: 26
  • Sexual Assault: 5
  • Attempted Murder: 4
  • Common robbery: 25
  • Armed robbery: 15
  • House robbery: 18
  • Hijacking: 6