Human Rights

News: Provincial suspects raid nets close to 300 suspects

POTCHEFSTROOM – Detectives in the province arrested 283 suspects for various offences during suspect raiding between Tuesday, 30 April and Wednesday, 1 May 2019.

The suspects included 108 held for Assault with intent to do Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) and assault common. The other arrests included 16 for common robbery, seven for rape, 20 for malicious damage to property, nine for contravention of protection order, 52 for burglary and 16 for theft. Out of the 283 arrests, 26 were for crimes against women and children.

The suspects were arrested at all seven poling clusters in the province of which 80 arrests was from the Klerksdorp Cluster and 78 in the Rustenburg Cluster. Most of them have appeared at various courts within the province on Friday, 3 May 2019.

The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane commended detectives for the arrests. She said that they will definitely send a clear message to perpetrators, that they have no place to hide and that the long arm of the law will ensure that they are brought to book.

Source: South African Police Service