Illegal immigrants in Johannesburg found themselves in a state of shock as the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) and AmaPanyama embarked on a rigorous cleanup operation targeting their illicit enterprises.
The bustling Bree Taxi Rank became the focal point of a viral video capturing the nation’s attention, showcasing government officials determined to put an end to the prevalent illegal activities that had plagued the area for far too long.
WATCH: Ziyakhala e Bree Taxi Rank. Amapanyaza , JMPD and SAPS demolishing illegal stalls mostly owned by illegal foreigners and shutting down stalls obtained illegally by the foreigners. The law enforcements have initiated a search & seizure operation at Bree Taxi Rank &… pic.twitter.com/rAmHIjHlIv
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These illegal businesses, primarily run by undocumented migrants from Southern African countries, had exploited regulatory loopholes to engage in unlawful practices, including the sale of counterfeit goods and dangerous substances.