SAPS educates women on self-defence and arrest wanted suspects

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The pursuit of justice continues as the SAPS work diligently to make a positive impact on our community.

Recently, Warrant Office Dladla from the Madadeni Community Support Services (CSS) received information regarding an individual wanted by the Volksrust SAPS for a housebreaking case.

Following up on the information, W/O Dladla found the 20-year-old suspect and took him to the Madadeni Police Station. Upon searching him at the station, police found 50 mandrax tablets on his possession.

He was charged accordingly for the mandrax; prior to being transferred to Volksrust SAPS to be charged for the housebreaking case.

In a separate incident, W/O Gumede from the Madadeni Crime Prevention team received information on two suspects involved in a business robbery case.

The two men were arrested and airtime to the value of R1 500 and a further R800 in cash was found on their possession.

They will now face charges of possession of suspected stolen property, as well as business robbery. The two suspects will appear in Madadeni Magistrate Court in due course.

While the SAPS is focusing on putting criminals behind bars, police officers are also equipping residents with the necessary knowledge to protect themselves from crime.

On Saturday, November 16, Constable Beauty Ngcobo from Newcastle Visible Policing Unit conducted an awareness campaign at Lincoln Heights Secondary School.

The awareness campaign focused on gender-based violence and teaching self-defence to the women at the event.

A total of 30 security-conscious women found themselves learning how to defend themselves, as well as recognising gender-based violence and stopping it.

Well done to the SAPS for taking proactive steps in the build-up to the festive season.

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