‘Operation Clean Greater Gaborone’ starts on high note


Following the Minister of Defence and Security, Kagiso Mmusi's recent bold instruction for the police to do whatever it takes to eliminate cases of home invasions, the anti-robbery operation ‘Clean Greater Gaborone’ started on a high note.

The anti-robbery operation that started a week ago had about 100 police officers from each district on the ground patrolling the streets of the city and crime-prone neighbouring villages. Working with the law enforcement arm, members of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) helped bring peace and calm to residents.

Residents of the Greater Gaborone live in constant fear of criminals even in the comfort of their homes and cars something that forced the minister to issue an instruction. Mmusi had revealed that criminals are having a field day in the Greater Gaborone as they continue to attack people by their gates, break into people’s homes at night, attack home owners in their sleep and then take their valuables by force. “I expect you ... to fight home invasions with everything you can.

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