Three people were arrested during operation #BuyaMthetho in the inner city, Doornfontein, Troyeville, Industria North, Brixton and Crosby on February 7.
A hijacked building was also identified during the operation in Troyeville.
“The details of the building have been handed over to the city’s Group Forensic and Investigation Service (GFIS) for further investigation.
“Three people were also arrested for illegal connection to the city’s electricity. Of these suspects, one was also found to have vandalised a water meter. I have instructed JMPD to monitor these properties and ensure that services are not illegally reconnected at these sites. If they are reconnected the owners will be arrested immediately,” said City of Joburg executive mayor Clr Herman Mashaba.
Operation Buya Mthetho is a new multi-departmental operation aimed at enforcing by-laws and bringing the rule of law to the city.
“This operation will be conducted on a daily basis, as a ward based “raid” initiative.
“The operation’s main focus is to ensure city by-laws are adhered to by all within the city and that the rule of law becomes the order of the day,” said Mashaba.