Two female hawkers arrested after assaulting Joburg metro police

18 October 2019 - 15:06 By Naledi Shange
Two hawkers who were selling their goods to children outside a school in Doornfontein have been arrested by Johannesburg metro police . File photo.
Two hawkers who were selling their goods to children outside a school in Doornfontein have been arrested by Johannesburg metro police . File photo.
Image: Reuben Goldberg

Two hawkers who were selling their goods to children outside a school in Doornfontein have been arrested, the Johannesburg metro police department said on Friday.

The incident happened on Thursday.

Metro police chief David Tembe said the officers had received a complaint from a school where "these ladies were selling outside its premises".

"When the ladies were confronted by the officers, they swore, even assaulting our officer," said Tembe.

The two were immediately arrested.

Tembe said the pair was charged with crimen injuria, assaulting an officer and contravention of street trading bylaws.

Their arrest came on the same day that more than 170 pupils from Nomini Primary School in Orange Farm had to be taken for medical treatment after falling ill, allegedly due to sweets they had bought from a vendor.

The Gauteng health department said the children were sent to various hospitals after complaining of stomach cramps and vomiting.


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