This week, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) Chief Ms. Angie Mokasi presented the Scientology Volunteer Ministers with a prestigious award for the tireless work…
On 24th July the fired up members of Kagiso SAPS in the West Rand launched their attack once more on illegal mining activities at Swaneville. On their arrival at the suspect’s residence, he had disappeared but some of his equipment was found behind the house as well as inside his room.
Police were tipped off about the suspect tenant who was assembling the “phendukas” to supply illegal miners. Phenduka is a chimney shaped heavy steel pot used during cleansing and purifying processes by illegal miners.
More than 4 phendukas, 5 motors, electrical cords and assortment of equipment were confiscated during the stinging Kagiso operation.
“almost of the week’s successes were as a result of information received from law abiding and concerned residents from different sectors of our area. This is a good sign for good working relations and a better Kagiso for all,” expressed Brigadier Themba Maduna of Kagiso Police.
In another instanceon July 24, Kagiso Police braved the most chilly weather from 07:00 to 19:00 to continue taking charge of the area.
During their vigorous and results driven operation, the members received yet another tip off of a suspect at Tshepisong phase 7 who was in possession of suspected stolen property.
The police reacted swiftly to the information. Upon arrival at the given address they found the 45years old suspect who locked himself and refused the police entry.
He later opened and sealed boxes of suspected stolen goods were recovered, some hidden inside the ceiling. Police put him under arrest and the goods were confiscated.
At Zulujump a 34 years old woman was also arrested for dealing and brewing concoction. The team further stretched their net as they closed in on illegal miners once again. Assortment of illegal mining equipment and machinery was found and confiscated with three illegal miners apprehended.
“The war against criminality ain’t gonna stop now, our worker relationship with communities is always improving and more information coming forward, we must win,” bragged Kagiso Police station commander Brigadier Themba Maduna.
For any criminal activities taking place in your area, be concerned and call Kagiso SAPS on 011 696 9000/ 9059/9065/9067 or our Crime Stop line 08600 10111. You may alternatively send your tip offs using our SMS line: 32211 or provide your information via the MySAPS App and remain anonymous.