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“We’ll go street by street. We will squeeze them. They will be brought to book. Criminals must be cornered,” – Fikile Mbalula

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has launched the second phase of the crime-fighting program “Operation Fiela” in Newtown.

The police will be working with other departments including the Home Affairs Department. #OperationFiela was launched in 2015 with a sharp focus on illegal migrants.

National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole says the safety of communities must come first. “The key deliverable under which this operation is being launched today is to stamp the authority of the state. Firstly, we demonstrate our presence, that in this country, there’s a police service.” Sitole says that Operation Fiela Two has three objectives; which are to arrest suspects, remove criminals and close down the places from which they operate.

Operation Fiela two will run for a year, after which its progress will be revaluated.


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