Shanela successes

The police in the Northern Cape SAPS says their high density operation, termed Operational Shanela continues to address priority crimes in hotspot areas throughout the province. The weekly actions commenced on Thursday, 12 October 2023 and concluded on Sunday, 15 October 2023. SAPS joined forces with the SANDF, the Traffic Department, Department of Home Affairs and Department of Transport to clamp down on crime throughout the province by executing a total of over 9 100 actions with emphasis on illegal firearms, murders, damage to essential infrastructure, crimes committed against women and children, house robbery and house breaking and aggravating robbery. The police says, Operation Shanela will continue unabated on a weekly basis to address crime trends in identified hotspot areas. Northern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Koliswa Otola encouraged Provincial and District SAPS Management to reinforce efforts and to continue eradicating crime in the province. She also expressed her appreciation towards all officers and members who contributed towards the success of the operation.

Journalist: Rodrick Titus

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