Together with the South African Police Services, the Local Municipality’s crime prevention ensured that those involved in criminal activities were brought to book. OFM News spoke to the Head of Communication at the Rustenburg Local Municipality, David Magae, about the extent of the crimes.
According to Magae, three foreign nationals were arrested for the possession of stolen goods. This included plasma televisions, cell phones and 40 litres of petrol, amongst other goods. One of the arrests was made in the township of Tlhabane and the other two were made in Rustenburg North. Crime Prevention and SAPS further had stop-and-search operations around the area only to apprehend two undocumented foreign nationals. Magae insisted that illegal foreign nationals who were not involved in violent crimes would be dealt with accordingly, whereby the correct measures of deportation would take place.
A further two foreign nationals were arrested by Crime Prevention and SAPS when a female was found with a bag full of dagga. During their operation, another bag full of dagga was discovered at a separate location. The other suspect who had not been arrested with the female was later found the following day when the SAPS and Public Safety followed up investigations. SAPS members were proud of the arrests that were made after not only violent but also non-violent crimes. This was when four church members were fined R120 000 and arrested for tampering with water and electricity equipment as well as intimidating law enforcement officers.
OFM News/Leatile Leiee