Female SAPS members in Ekurhuleni District Police Stations, EMPD, Gauteng Traffic, SANDF, Community Policing Forum and other stakeholders paraded at Rabie Ridge Sports Ground in the morning of Friday, 27 August 2021, in order to continue with their operations in Tembisa South.

Tembisa South is where the officers lost one of their colleague last week Thursday after being shot by unknown suspects at ESangweni. The parade was addressed by Rabie Ridge SAPS Station Commander Colonel Johanna Ngoma on behalf of the District Commissioner Anna Sithole.

The purpose of the operation was to conduct Road blocks, stop and searches, visible policing, check illegal shebeens, search for drugs and giving back to community by donating groceries to an identified child headed family in Tembisa South.

“39 traffic fines to the value of R16,500.00 were issued to those who contravened Road Traffic Act on the roadblock, 5 illegal liquor outlets were closed, 5 suspects were arrested for possession of drugs, 2 illegal immigrants were arrested and Social Crime Prevention door to door awareness Campaign was also conducted where pamphlets to empower the community about the safety and the channel of reporting crimes were distributed.” said Ekurhuleni District Spokesperson, Captain Sekgobela.

The operation ended up in one family in Vusimusi informal settlement and one of the Orphanages in Tembisa South where Tembisa Vispol Commander Colonel Rose Mokoena and the members handed out the groceries donated by SAPS members.

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