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​Last night, I was informed of the arrest of two Jozi@Work ring leaders who attempted to solicit a bribe of R6000 from their former supervisor in order to stop continued violent protest in the city and damage to infrastructure around Berea and Joubert Park.

The pair will appear in the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 07 March 2018.  The suspects will also be charged with causing malicious damage to property and intimidation.

It is alleged that the two suspects are behind the Jozi@Work protests which have taken place over the past few weeks.

A sting operation was then set up by the City’s Group Forensic and Investigation Service (GFIS) working together with the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) which led to the arrest of the suspects.

It is clear that these two suspects were determined to prevent the City from providing needed refuse removal services to communities, particularly those in the inner city. GFIS is committed to fighting fraud, corruption and maladministration in the City. Those who are found to be involved in criminal activities will face the full might of the law.

I would like to thank all the law enforcement agencies including SAPS and JMPD who were involved in the operation. For Johannesburg to be a City of opportunity for all, the rule of 
law must be upheld. The days of criminals operating with impunity have to an end. 

Cllr Herman Mashaba
Executive Mayor
City of Johannesburg

Media enquiries:

Lucky Sindane
Director: Strategic Stakeholder Management
Group Forensic and Investigation Services
Cell: 065 865 0696