The aim is to conduct a search and seizure raid, and police are searching for illegal immigrants, dangerous weapons, or any other contraband.
Earlier, when everyone met at Constitution Hill, Colonel Mkhare of the Public Order Policing Unit said: “we are going to be enforcing our legislation and the Firearms Act. We were also be enforcing the Dangerous Weapons Act.”
In light of Monday being Freedom Day, Mkhare warned members not to contravene the Constitution.
The raid is expected to conclude later this morning.
Last week on Tuesday evening, the South African National Defence Force was deployed in Jeppestown to assist police in conducting a raid on the Wolhuter Mens Hostel in downtown Johannesburg. The raid searched extensively for weapons, drugs, wanted people, and stolen property.
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