Herman Mashaba makes his first citizen's arrest - and it's gory

13 November 2018 - 10:35 By Nico Gous
Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba
Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba
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WARNING: This story contains graphic images.

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba made his first citizen's arrest on Monday after stopping a man pushing a trolley of slaughtered cow heads in the CBD.

Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) chief David Tembe said the man was arrested on the corner of Harrison and Smit Streets. The cow heads were a health hazard.

The response was divided on social media, with some criticising Mashaba for harming small businesses.

Others were worried about the health implications.