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Four suspected building hijackers captured in Vanderbijlpark.

VANDERBIJLPARK - Detectives from the SAPS Provincial Office managed to take in four men for questioning, believed to be the masterminds behind a number of hijacked buildings in the Johannesburg CBD. The men were found during an Operation Shanela raid in Vanderbijlpark, on 9 September. Police spokesperson, Brigadier Brenda Muridili says a further six individuals were arrested during the operation in Vanderbijlpark for being in the country illegally, while two minors, girls aged 12 and 14 were taken in by members from the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit. According to Muridili investigations are underway to determine the rental beneficiaries and their link to the hijacked buildings. The issue of hijacked buildings gained significant attention after a building caught fire Johannesburg on the 31st of August, claiming 76 lives.




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