Sun Oct 22 01:11:21 CAT 2017
Remembering reggae legend Lucky Dube (Photos)

To mark 10 years since Lucky Dube's death, his former recording company, Gallo Records, will release.

Police blitz nets 22 suspects

By Elijar Mushiana | 2011-02-10 07:26:30.0

The suspects were arrested for crimes ranging from ATM bombings, cash-in-transit heists, car hijackings, robbery - and a muthi murder

LIMPOPO police commissioner Lieutenant General Amon Mashigo has warned criminals that there is no room for them in the province.

Mashigo was briefing the media yesterday after the arrest of 22 wanted suspects from Limpopo and Gauteng during Operation Washa Tsotsi, which started on Sunday.

The suspects were arrested for crimes ranging from ATM bombings, cash-in-transit heists, car hijackings, robbery and possession of unlicensed firearms.

One of the 22 arrested suspects is a member of the South African National Defence Force.

Two other suspects, who work for ADT Security company, were arrested in Seshego.

The two were found with 33 boxes of cigarettes, a computer, two grinders, 18 grinding wheels, explosives, a bolt cutter, screwdrivers and a hammer.

Police are hunting for a third ADT security guard, who is still on the run.

During the operation, police recovered two R5 rifles, 90 live ammunition, four pistols and three minibuses.

Mashigo commended community members who cooperated with the police to ensure the operation was a success.

"The arrests show that Limpopo will never be the same again. Our members are busy flushing out criminals from our midst.

"We also arrested five suspects in connection with the ritual killing of a woman in Malamulele. We recovered mutilated body parts."

X