Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela, the Gauteng Police Commissioner, went to the streets of Mamelodi to lead the Okae Molao operation in Mamelodi.
During Operation O Kae Molao about 830 wanted suspects were arrested for several crimes in a joint operation by the Gauteng and Tshwane traffic officers.
The teams stopped and examined vehicles and people and during that operation, two cars were found with tampered engine number registrations.
The task team was formed due to Mamelodi being identified as one of Gauteng’s top crime hotspots with crimes like carjacking, house and business robbery, and gangsterism.
One of the notorious gangs identified is Boko Haram, which is alleged to be terrorizing the business and the community.
“We have targeted Mamelodi because of threats like gangsterism in the schools, so we came here to asserts the authority of the state and also to say to the Mamelodi community that we are aware of what is happening here, we came to maintain law and order,” said General Mawela.
General Mawela also adds that the cases of assault are high in the province and that it is hoped that this operation will help to reduce things like assault cases before it leads to murder.