Additional police deployed around Joburg CBD, shopping malls

Police say there’s a need for reinforcements in the city centre following the murder of a taxi driver in Hillbrow earlier this week.

FILE: Police on the scene at the Glen Shopping Centre's basement. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Additional police officers have been deployed around the Johannesburg CBD and all shopping malls in the city.

Police say there’s a need for reinforcements in the city centre following the murder of a taxi driver in Hillbrow earlier this week.

The police's Kay Makhubele says there's generally an increase in crimes during the holiday period.

“If there are people who suspect any criminal activity, they may contact the police around the area or phone the nearest police station.”