- A female-led SAPS operation achieved great success last week
- In the operation, which ran from Thursday to Friday, the ladies nabbed 263 suspects
- The female SAPS officers were applauded by the North West Provincial Commissioner
August is Women's Month and our ladies have not disappointed. On Sunday, the South African Government News applauded a women-led operation.
The government revealed the SAPS launched the operation on Thursday, 15 August, and by Friday, 16 August, the female officers had already arrested 263 suspects.
North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane, applauded the operation and all the women who were part of the success.
Briefly.co.za gathered that 121 of the suspects were arrested for assault while 55 suspects were locked up for crimes such as sexual assaul, against women and minors.
Operation Basadi achieved great results in Jozi, the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and North West.
From arresting a man in possession of copper during road blocks to visiting communities to make sure residents were safe, the women in blue went the extra mile last week.
In the Northern Cape the operation focused on stopping crimes such as the transportation of stolen goods, illegal firearms, illegal substances and stolen vehicles.
"During the operation fines were issued against motorist who contravened The Road Traffic Act. On N12 a 26-year-old man was arrested subsequent to be found in possession of suspected stolen copper," Intelligence Bureau SA reported on Facebook.
South Africans were inspired by the SAPS efforts to curb crime and promote the women in blue.
Paepae Letlape commented: "Women in SAPS, play an Intergral Part of the Organization and as such DESERVE RECOGNITION."
Quinton Esterhuizen added: "SAPS no matter who says what...you keep on doing what you're doing squeezing unlawful acts till it bursts into nothing...May God Bless...keep and protect you."
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