North West: 19 arrested for rape, 195 for assault in one week

crimealertAbout 900 people were arrested for various crimes in the North West over the last week, police said on Sunday.

Col Sabata Mokgwabone said nine people were arrested for murder, 19 for rape, 195 for assault, 10 for attempted murder, 44 for burglary, 41 for shoplifting, 54 for drug-related crimes and 70 for possession of suspected stolen goods.

Fifty-two undocumented people were also arrested .

The remainder of the arrests were for various other crimes.

Mokgwabone said police also managed to confiscate and recover seven cellphones, 12 knives, two stolen vehicles, 55 rounds of ammunition, 14 firearms and two magazines, counterfeit cigarettes and various drugs.

The arrested people would appear in different courts soon. – Sapa