A number of 130 suspects have appeared before the Mamelodi Magistrates Court on various charges including public violence, theft, and possession of stolen goods on 16 July 2021.
This is after the law enforcement launched an intelligence-driven operation to recoup some of the stolen goods which were subsequently booked at the Mamelodi East Police Station.
City of Tshwane Executive Mayor, Cllr Randall Williams, said the volume of looting and criminality that took place in some parts of the country are scenes that should never be repeated.
“I am pleased to report that after the arrests, this is a significant development, it is important that those who perpetrate lawlessness face the full might of the law,” he said.
Mr. Williams said Tshwane law enforcement teams together with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) remain deployed in various parts of the City maintaining law and order to ensure the safety of our residents.
Mr Randall said, “As the City of Tshwane, we would like to send our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives during this period.”