In an unexpected women drove contingent comprising police, traffic officials and the South African National Defense Force on Thursday swooped and seized expired products off the shelves of foreign nationals owned shops in Lephalale Central Business District including villages
Uncooperative foreign national forced police to use a cutting torch to gain entry into his shop, a source said, adding that his conduct didn’t stun the police.
“They confiscated expired foodstuffs and stolen goods,” said a source.
The source said the raid frightened shoppers and other people in the CBD out of their brains, thinking the town was enduring an onslaught.
Contacted for comment, police spokesperson, Motlafela Mojapelo referred Lephalale Express Online News to Limpopo Department of Transport and Community Safety.
Spokesperson Joel Seabi said the raid is part of the Limpopo Department of Transport and Community Safety Operation Swara Tsotsi led by MEC Namane Dickson Masemola.
Masemola was in the company of Lephalale Mayor, Moloko Jack Maeko, General Morakaladi, local ward councillors Deputy Provincial Commissioners, General Henkins, and interested parties.
He said operation steered by women officers nabbed over 100 criminals including the closure of foreign owned shops, confiscating expired foodstuffs,
“Operation Swara Tsotsi also arrested Illegal foreign nationals during the operation,” said Seabi.
Speaking outside Phahladira Mall in Shongwane village, Masemola applauded officers for their sterling job.
“Today Operation Basadi is a success following the arresting 105 people in Lephalale including surrounding villages,” said Masemola.
The activity kept an eye on four roadblocks, searched 201 people in 18 stop and search exercises including 857 vehicles.
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