October 18, 2021

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LOOTERS CALLED UPON TO VOLUNTARILY SURRENDER LOOTED PROPERTY AND FACE POSSIBLE ARREST

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The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJoints) co-chaired by the SANDF, SAPS and the SSA has welcomed the influx of calls and tip-offs recieved via the mysaps app from various communities in both kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng, which have seen the integrated security forces recover volumes of suspected stolen property whose value is yet to be determined.

Today a total of 3 407 suspects had been arrested on various charges of violence, with only one suspect granted bail, 1 122 expected to appear in different courts in the two most affected provinces, and the remaining dockets under investigation.

Furthermore, the concerted response by the natjoints to the recent acts of unrest and opportunistic criminality, security forces have embarked on recovery operations with the collaboration of citizens who have gone out of their way giving tip-offs to the police, and some cleaning up their streets.

Meanwhile in Gauteng during integrated operations at a number of hostels in mostly tembisa, johannesburg, alexandra and moroka over the weekend, 14 suspects were arrested for being in possession of suspected looted property. goods recovered were bed mattresses; television sets; couches; fridges, sound systems; computer screens and laptops; steel frames; grocery, and clothing items.

To this end, police in the west rand district in gauteng arrested two suspects, one on thursday evening 15 july 2021 in roodepoort and the second suspect on friday, 16 july 2021 in westonaria, both on allegations of circulating inflammatory messages with the potential of inciting violence. they are expected to appear on monday 20 july 2021 before the randfontein and westonaria courts respectively.

The joints has subsequently mobilised maximum resources to address these threats and measures have also been put in place to ensure stability, and the protection and safety of those who are not involved in the unrest on their daily routine.

Members of the public are urged to continue reporting criminality to the police.

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