A young woman brutally murdered by her boyfriend in Thokoza

As the country continues to fight the scourge of Gender-Based Violence against women and children, another young woman from Thokoza has been brutally murdered by her boyfriend. Ayanda Kubheka (25) from Thokoza, Ntabantsimbi was brutally murdered by her partner in Extension 2, Thokoza, on the 26th of November 2021, where they rented a room together. It is said that they have been dating for more than five years. Ayanda was working at Shoprite Checkers at the Mall of the South. She has been working there since she finished her matric.…

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High-density operation

On the 26th of November 2021 from 15:00 until 23:00 a High-Density Operation was conducted in the Vosloorus area together with other Law enforcement agencies under the leadership of the Operational Commander, Colonel Paul Mathebula. The operation yielded great successes as two 9 mm pistols were removed from the streets with one person arrested. The successes include the following: Arrests 1x possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition 4 x possession of illegal substances 3 x dealing in illegal substances 6 x dealing in liquor without a license Seized 2 x…

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Benoni SAPS enforces law

The festive high-density operation has officially started in the area of Benoni, the Benoni SAPS conducted operations in various parts of Benoni on November 19, from 4 pm to 11 pm. The operation was conducted in partnership with the Ekurhuleni District Policing Forum, EMPD, patrollers, reservists, immigration officers and local security companies (ADT, Graphite Armed Response, Mamba, National Security and Fire, Raid Security, Fidelity Services Group, Makopano Solutions Group, Blue Honk Tactical and AAA Security). Benoni SAPS station commander Brig Thabo Mphuthi said during the festive season there are a…

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Crime intelligence operations continue to gain successful outcomes

On the 16th of November 2021, Police officers were tipped off the suspects who were in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition around Angelo informal Settlement, in the Boksburg area. The Information was shared with the members of the ECC TASK, Public Order Policing and Tactical Response Team and an intelligence-driven disruptive operation was conducted and two suspects were arrested for being in possession of unlicensed ammunition wherein 20 RP 45 Auto rounds, 38 RP 45 mm and 5 9 mm rounds were seized from the Suspects. Still in Ekurhuleni…

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Operation Ceasefire curbs crime in Ekurhuleni

In their efforts to clear the communities of illegal firearms and to fight the scourge of drug trade, members of Crime Intelligence and EMPD Tracing Unit had on 10th of November conducted intelligence-driven operations and visited the following areas: Plastic Village in Brakpan, Victoria Avenue in Benoni and Arthur Hobbs Road in Reigerpark. During those operations, a suspect was arrested in Benoni for possession of drugs which are six crystal meth, mandrax tablets and one rock cocaine to the value of R2500.00.In Reiger Park, a suspect was arrested for possession…

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Gauteng Traffic Police arrest five drivers for excessively speeding on Gauteng major routes

The Gauteng Traffic Police arrested five drivers after being found excessively speeding on Gauteng roads. The suspects were arrested on Wednesday night until the early hours of this morning during Gauteng Traffic Police’s High Unit operations conducted on various Gauteng major routes and freeways such as the N4 freeway from Pretoria to Mpumalanga, the N14 freeway from Pretoria to Krugersdorp, the N1 Pretoria to Johannesburg and the R21 freeway from Pretoria to OR Tambo International Airport. Amongst the arrested suspect was a 44 year old male driver who was caught…

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Ekurhuleni experiences a wave of car hijackings

Since the beginning of the year, KwaThema Township has been experiencing a wave of car hijackings. Ekurhuleni News spoke to the KwaThema SAPS’ spokesperson Constable Nkululeko Magudulela about the increasing number of car hijackings that are occurring in that area. “Ekurhuleni has been hit by a wave of vehicle hijackings since the start of the year. KwaThema alone has seen 40+ cases being reported. Among the large number of vehicles that were hijacked most victims were attacked between 20:00 and 00:00, and mostly on weekends. Most victims were either coming…

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Communication officer of Vosloorus SAPS warns motorists about hijackers

The communication officer of Vosloorus SAPS, Constable Avril Nlhapo advises motorists to be cautious when they are travelling around in Vosloorus because hijackers are targeting the area. According to her most hijackers are preying on lovers who park their cars on the street at night, and even trucks that are travelling on the N3 road just on the outskirt of the Vosloorus Township. She said motorists should practice the following safety tips to evade hijackings: “They shouldn’t pick up strangers on the side of the road because those people are…

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Gauteng Traffic Police arrest fourteen suspects for holding public transport operators and passengers hostage

The Gauteng Traffic Police Public Transport Intervention Unit arrested fourteen (14) suspects following an incident where public transport operators and passengers were held hostage in Orlando yesterday. The suspects are alleged to be members belonging to one of the local taxi associations as well as five of their security personnel. The suspects allegedly held two luxury busses, hostage, with the assistance of their security personnel, pointing firearms at drivers and passengers and demanded R5000 from each bus for the release thereof. The arrested suspects have been detained at Orlando Police…

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Correctional services department’s Imbizo reaches Thokoza

On the 30th of September, the Department Of Correctional Services(DCS) hosted a Boksburg Management Area Imbizo at Thokoza Church Hall in an effort of reaching out to the community members and encouraging them to combat crime. This also gives the DCS a chance to inform community members about other services the department can provide. The Imbizo was organised collectively by the following stakeholders: faith Based Organisation, Thokoza SAPS, Thokoza Transnet Community Centre, The Joseph Principle Ex Offender’s Organisation, Salvation Foundation, Kaofela and Helping Hands NGO. Speakers from various local community…

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