WOMAN'S MONTH OPERATION “OKAE MOLAO" 25 years of Democracy growing South Africa Together for Women...

WOMAN'S MONTH OPERATION "OKAE MOLAO" 25 years of Democracy growing South Africa Together for Women's Emancipation #HearMeToo GAUTENG - The Police women in the West Rand District kick started the woman's month on a high note by conducting various Roadblocks


led by the District Visible policing Commander Brigadier Mashadi Selepe as part of Operation "Okae molao" Woman's month 2019 marks the 63rd anniversary celebrations of the historic 1956 March when 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings.

The 09th August celebrates women who led the March to protest against legislation aimed at tightening the apartheid Government's control over a movement of black women in urban areas.

The month of August observed as women's month should be celebrated with activities throughout


the country in commemorating women's achievements.

It is also during this time that the whole West Rand District takes stock of the challenges that persist in crimes that are perpetrated against women and children.

Thus, the women in law enforcement agencies within the West Rand District embarked on different crime Prevention initiatives that will run throughout the month.

The Roadblocks that were conducted on Monday 2019-08-05 at R24 and N14 roads yielded positive results where numerous arrests were made, inclusive of Six (6) suspects for possession of suspected stolen property and twenty (20) undocumented foreign nationals.

These above mentioned roads are deemed to be high risk areas for hijackings.

During the operation 400 vehicles and 1053 persons were searched.

About 27 Traffic fines were issued to the value of R24050-00.

500 pamphlets bearing messages that addresses women and children abuse and gender based violence were also distributed.

West Rand District Visible policing Commander Brigadier Mashadi Selepe issued a stern warning regarding crimes that are perpetrated against children and women.

All arrested suspects are expected to appear at Krugersdorp Magistrate Court soon.

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