According to a statement released by the SAPS, one man was arrested in connection with a a murder, 59 for drug-related offences, 10 for carjacking, 177 for rape, and 11 for assault-related charges.
Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula congratulated the provincial SAPS commissioner on “squeezing the space for criminals.”
According to Mbalula, “These types of operations must be the norm until there is a sense of security and comfort for our people as envisaged by the Freedom Charter.”
Eleven people were gunned down in separate shootings in the Marikana informal settlement in Philippi last weekend.
Parliament’s police portfolio committee called for urgent action from Mbalula following the shootings.
A new police chief was appointed and additional officers deployed to the area.