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Suspect arrested for assault on JMPD Officer

I am happy to announce the arrest of a suspect by the South African Police Services (SAPS), following the assault of JMPD officer, Siphiwe Sebati, yesterday. 
The mob attack took place after JMPD officials, including Officer Sebati, attempted to tow an illegally parked vehicle belonging to a member of the Revelation Church of God in Claim Street, Hillbrow, as the vehicle was causing traffic congestion. 
These were JMPD officers carrying out their lawful duties and serving the public. This wasn’t just an attack on the JMPD or Officer Sebati, but an attack on the rule of law within the City. 
Officer Sebati sustained a number of injuries and was rushed to the hospital following the attack. Fortunately, he has since been discharged from hospital. 
According to the SAPS, the suspect is reported to be an undocumented immigrant. He is expected to appear in court of within the next 48 hours.
Where visitors to our City are involved in criminal activity, they must be arrested and timeously processed by Home Affairs.
I hope that our law enforcement authorities will prosecute this matter using the full might of the law. 
I would like to thank members of the SAPS for their swift action and hope that others who took part in this attack will also be arrested soon.  
Cllr Herman Mashaba
Executive Mayor
City of Johannesburg
Media enquiries:
Luyanda Mfeka
Acting Director of Communications
Office of the Executive Mayor
Cell: 076 171 5978