You were probably late for work or school today if you use Republic Road and pass by Rabie Ridge. This is because the provincial government was conducting a stop and Search operation.

As part of #oKaeMolao the Gauteng Provincial Government, Gauteng Department of Community Safety and South African Police Service conducted road blocks today in different parts of the Province. #oKaeMolao is a weekly intelligence driven operation by Gauteng law enforcement to clamp down on crime.

The main roadblock which started at 4am was conducted in Rabie Ridge and attended by the Premier of Gauteng, David Makhura, MEC of Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko and the Gauteng Police Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela.

Cars were stopped and occupants searched. Law enforcement officers were looking for illegal firearms, drugs, undocumented foreign nationals, unroadworthy vehicles and stolen vehicles.

A Ford Ranger which was stolen in Edenvale 2 years ago was recovered, impounded and suspect arrested. In total 591 suspects were arrested for various crimes across the province including notorious killer from Diepsloot known as Dube. Of those arrested 7 were for murder, 139 for Assault GBH, 18 for Rape, 10 armed robbery and 5 hijack. The operations also led to the arrest of 3 suspects who were positively linked to the taxi killings in Olievenhoutbosch we reported on late last year.

During the #oKaeMolao operation in Rabie Ridge a 5 seater “scholar transport” was found transporting 15 kids. The driver was not in possession of a driver’s licence disc or driving permit (PDP). The Premier urged parents to ensure that children use reliable transportation and get to school safely.

On the sidelines Makhura said they decided to visit Rabie Ridge as it is one of the crime hotspots in the Province. The Premier said they have received a lot of complaints and tipboffs about Ebony Park and Ivory Park that they’re a lot of stolen vehicles and illegal firearms.

Premier concluded by saying “We want to see people who broke the law being arrested and face full consequences of their actions.”

David Makhura on the sidelines

Gauteng Premier David Makhura addressing members of the media
Cars were thoroughly checked and Registration, chassis and engine number checked against system
Ford Ranger stolen in Edenvale 2 years ago
15 Bundles of joys were cramped in a 5 seater. Minibus taxi transported them to creche.
Suspect arrested for possession of an illegal firearm
Gauteng Premier, David Makhura with Gauteng Police Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela.

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