Phiyega deploys top detectives for outstanding dockets

Phiyega says they aim to find suspects who have been identified but have not yet been arrested.

FILE: Phiyega says they aim to find suspects who have been identified but have not yet been arrested. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has deployed officers across the country to study several hundred outstanding crime dockets with high profile detectives.

Phiyega says they aim to find suspects who have been identified, but have not yet been arrested.

Another goal is to prepare dockets for trial where suspects have been arrested and charged.

Phiyega yesterday revealed that 830 suspects wanted for various crimes including murder, attempted murder and rape were nabbed in KwaZulu-Natal since Monday, as part of the operation.

Her spokesperson Solomon Makgale said, "We'll be going to other provinces as well. Next we'll be in Gauteng and the team will be analysing dockets and find the wanted suspects."

Meanwhile, nine police officers and a former cop were arrested in Cape Town yesterday.

The officials, which include a sergeant, have been charged with corruption.