80 taverns closed down in Soweto

Johannesburg - Police closed down eighty taverns and shebeens across Soweto over the weekend for operating without permits, Gauteng police said on Sunday.

"The eighty owners were arrested and charged. Police also confiscated all the alcohol at these establishments," said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

The crime swoop was conducted by female police officers as part of the August Women's Month operations, said Makhubela.

The tavern owners would appear at various courts in Soweto soon on charges of operating illegal liquor outlets.

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Lesetja Monty Teffo 2014-08-17 09:13:33 PM
Again,police claiming victory.Can they do some real job now.They always knew about the operations of those tarvens and waited until they reach eighty.They even left some tarvens so they can come and claim another success around December.
Andrew Terr 2014-08-17 09:19:03 PM
80 taverns closed down in Soweto,temporally.
Ras Jah Moolka Selassie 2014-08-17 09:25:09 PM
Yawning, every weekend police says that dy have closed 80 or 90 tarvens n arrested 300, now when counting, supposed in a month they close almost 400 tarvens, then yearly it wl be like 4000 when estimating, now i'm wondering if indeed they are closing this tarvens or they only close them for that day, cause really their statistics doesn't make sense to me, cause if they say indeed they closed them, then supposed there are no supposed to be tarvens in soweto during this tym of the year, cause this are weekly statistic especially frm friday to sunday, meaning that this kind of Ops happens four times a month, now counting frm January the whole soweto supposed to be shut down, now who can give me valid reasons as to who is fooling who here, m asking this cause m residing in soweto.
Robert Magaya Cele 2014-08-17 09:33:39 PM
How long are going to close down these tavern, there are no bribes for others not to close down their shebeens? Are faithful this time? You are not hungry? I wonder how long this operation would take.
Zizi Tamela 2014-08-17 09:39:09 PM
80 tarvens*5 family members =400 people left with no food on the table which leads to crime.
Robert Magaya Cele 2014-08-17 09:43:39 PM
In Apartheid regime there were no street-to-street taverns; tavern were forbidden, but because you (ANC) want vote; you doesn't care about youth who died everyday, women,children who being raped because of these taverns. Now this operation is there cause yesterday the gangsters shoot and robbed Traffic Cop.
Goitsemang Ncongwane 2014-08-17 09:53:19 PM
Job well done, these are also blaacck holes of drugs. For those who are honesly making a living, have to apply for licences.
Abongile S. Ngozi 2014-08-17 10:00:15 PM
Philemon Khantsi 2014-08-17 10:45:32 PM
Guess who drinks at these tarvens and never want to go home......yes it's the husbands of the very same policewomen.
Innocentia Dube 2014-08-18 03:17:18 AM
80 tarvens closed down in soweto to be re-opened by Monday morning