New Chris Hani district top cop lauds officers after arrests
Suspects due to appear in court on various charges
New district police commissioner, MajorGeneral Rudolph Adolph, has heaped praise on SAPS officers for their successes in recent operations.
Adolph lauded the officers for successes in policing areas in the district including Whittlesea, Tsomo, Cacadu, Tylden, Ezibeleni, Komani and Mlungisi.
Tsomo and Cacadu are among the crime hotspot areas in the district and The Rep reported last week (“Joint efforts needed to fight crime”, August 12) that Adolph had flagged Mlungisi as a contact crime hotspot.
He said he would take a more communitycentred approach to dealing with crime in the district.
Vispol members in Whittlesea recently arrested 17 suspects in Operation Vuthu Hawe for charges including assault GBH, possession of drugs and selling liquor without a licence. Police also seized dangerous weapons.
In Tsomo, a suspect was arrested for possession of an unlicenced firearm and live ammunition on August 11.
Meanwhile multiple operations, including Operation Sikhona, to combat crime in various other hotspot areas in the district resulted in numerous arrests.
A total of 13 suspects aged between 27 and 45 were arrested by Cacadu, Komani, Ezibeleni and Mlungisi police stations for dealing in drugs and possession of suspected stolen property.
Police also nabbed four suspects aged 32 and 51 who were caught in possession of a carcass on August 14 in Tylden. They were linked to the theft of sheep from a nearby farm and charged with stock theft.
All suspects were due to appear in the respective courts.
“Major-General Rudolph Adolph thanked all foot soldiers for their commitment and dedication,” Captain Namhla Mdleleni said in a statement.