Premier David Makhura welcomes the arrest of the alleged hardened criminal known as Vusi Khekhe by members of South African Police Services in the early hours of Wednesday.
Khekhe has been on the run from the long arm of the law on several alleged crimes in the townships of Mamelodi and Atteridgeville respectively. It is alleged by the community that Khekhe had made the two townships his "golden den" for his criminal activities, such as unlawfully taking over other people's businesses, forcing taxi owners to pay him "protection fees", and eliminating his perceived enemies through the barrel of a gun.
"We are gradually winning the war against criminals. Those who have suffered under Khekhe's wrath and criminal deeds must applaud the men and women in blue uniforms. Through Okae Molao we will work tirelessly to put all criminals or dangerous class behind bars and reclaim our public spaces from criminals", says Premier Makhura
The swift arrest of Khekhe signals a renewed effort by the Police under the able leadership of General Mawela to root out criminals in our communities, and put them where they belong, in jail. This arrest will bring much needed relief to the affected communities.
"We applaud the police and General Mawela for apprehending this hardened criminal that has been terrorising our communities", continued Premier Makhura.
Khekhe will appear in court in due course.