Since taking over the City of Johannesburg, Mayor Herman Mashaba has committed his administration to transforming Johannesburg’s inner city to make it a prosperous, inclusive and safe place for residents to live and work.
So far, under Mayor Mashaba’s leadership, the City has made massive inroads into the scourge of property hijackings in the inner city. A total of 29 successful operations have resulted in the return of 24 properties back to their rightful owners, 530 suspects arrested, and 84 hijacked buildings raided.
Criminals must know that they might run but there is no place for them to hide in Johannesburg.
The City will not leave any stone unturned when dealing with criminal activities within its area of jurisdiction and we will continue to intensify the raids at these bad and hijacked properties with the assistance of the SAPS and other law enforcement agencies.
– Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba