South Africa 27.4.2015 10:01 am

Police and army lock Hillbrow down

Police search a vehicle in Hillbrow Picture: Amanda Watson

Police search a vehicle in Hillbrow Picture: Amanda Watson

More than 100 police members, Home Affairs officials, and South African National Defence Force members have locked central Hillbrow down.

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.

Police and army stand off in Esselyn Street, Hillbrow, to conduct a stop and search raid. Pic: Amanda Watson

Police and army stand off in Esselyn Street, Hillbrow, to conduct a stop and search raid. Pic: Amanda Watson

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.

Read more: Police and army raid Jeppestown hostel

Another night, another raid 

 

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