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Leigh Hodgson
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29 Mar 2018
2:01 pm

Operation Fiela continues in the streets of Germiston

Leigh Hodgson

Germiston police seized a number of illegal goods as part of the ongoing fight against crime.

WO Frank Edwards, Sgt Clendar Phalane, Const Auspecius Sadiki, Const Noko Maniji, Const Puleng Mabusgla, Const Bonginkosi Thwala, Const Mulweli Mulibana and Const Khensani Manganya show off just some of the items they seized during the operation. Image courtesy Germiston City News

During a patrol of the streets of Germiston, as part of the ongoing Operation Fiela, officers from the Germiston Police Station confiscated a number of counterfeit products, Germiston City News reports.

The operation, which was launched in Germiston on February 21, sees officers from all departments of the SAPS and Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) joining forces to take a stand against crime.

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“Today is all about the operation launched by our [former] minister of police Fikile Mbalula last month – Operation Fiela,” said SAPS provincial commissioner of Gauteng, Lt Gen Deliwe de Lange at the launch.

“Operation Fiela translates to ‘sweep’, and we plan to sweep across Gauteng targeting hijacked and derelict buildings which have been known to be used by the homeless and prostitutes.

“We will also be searching for wanted criminals during the operation, especially those accused of aggravated crimes such as house robbery.

“In short, we are reclaiming the streets of Gauteng for our community so that they feel safe to walk in the streets,” she said.

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