Operation Fiela

86 arrested in CT during Operation Fiela

Police have arrested 86 people and seized counterfeit goods with an estimated street value of R150 000 at the Cape Town Station Deck this weekend, they said on Sunday. This was part of Operation Fiela in the province, Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said in a statement. Among those arrested, 81 were[…]

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Foreigners not targeted: Radebe

Parliament heard on Friday 42% of people arrested under Operation Fiela-Reclaim have been undocumented foreigners. This was despite the fact that this group constitute only 5% of the total population, researcher Adam Salmon told the newly constituted ad hoc joint committee probing violence against foreign nationals. Minister in the Presidency[…]

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What happens now after Fiela?

As the Bonteheuwel community become victim to an increase in robberies and vandalism to not only their local schools but also their homes, the police and the Bonteheuwel Joint Peace Forum plan to meet on Saturday to devise a strategic plan in eradicating their area of gang related crimes. However,[…]

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Manenberg residents to open a case of ‘genocide’

Community members from the Manenberg Safety Forum (MSF) held an urgent public meeting at the Green Pastures Church on Saturday after three people were shot in suspected gang related shootings over the weekend. The shootings came just a day after Operation Fiela targeted homes in the area on Thursday. A[…]

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Manenberg criticises Operation Fiela

While Operation Fiela brought some relief to the hostile situation in Manenberg on Thursday, residents feel the crackdown will not be effective in curbing violent gang shootings in the long-term. Manenberg was flooded with police, metro police and army officials, as the crime operation was rolled out in the early[…]

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Vavi lays into ‘Operation Fiela’

Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has slammed the state’s “Operation Fiela”, insisting that it feeds public perceptions that migrants are to blame for social ills. The operation, jointly backed by arms of law enforcement and the South African National Defence Force, was aimed at “cleaning up criminal elements of[…]

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