Operation Dudula leader Nhlanhla ‘Lux’ Dlamini was reportedly arrested on Thursday afternoon.
HIS ARREST CAME AFTER A CASE WAS OPENED AGAINST HIM
Media reports stated this came after a case was opened against him on Wednesday.
According to a report by TimesLives Operation Dudula deputy chairperson Dan Radebe said Dlamini was arrested shortly after he came out of the Kaya FM studios in Parktown, where he had had an interview.
Radebe reportedly told the publication that he was informed that it had to do with the Dobsonville case. He added that it was a smooth arrest because he did not resist.
Radebe said he was at the Johannesburg central police station at 20:30, where Dlamini was being detained.
Police were yet to confirm his arrest.
It is believed the case against Dlamini and Operation Dudula members had been opened by Soweto resident Victor Ramerafe, whose home was allegedly ransacked by Operation Dudula members on Sunday.
The group claimed to be acting on tip-offs from the community that drugs were being sold from Ramerafe’s home.
NO DRUGS WERE FOUND BUT PROPERTY WAS DAMAGED
During the raid, no drugs were found, but Ramerafe said his property was damaged.
The EFF had backed Ramerafe in laying assault and theft charges against Dlamini.
On a Twitter video taken on Wednesday, several members of Operation Dudula ripped up EFF T-shirts. The caption read:
“The movement is starting #voetsekeff has started. Power to the people not @eff.”
Dudula Movement members want South Africans to be on top of lists in terms of employment.
THE MOVEMENT STARTED #VOETSEKEFF
Earlier this month, members of the Dudula Movement stated that schools in Alexandra would not be functional.
The movement plans to shut down activities in the township, and members are determined to stop undocumented foreign nationals from trading in the area.
They blocked roads with burning tyres and removed street vendors. While the activities are focused on foreign nationals, the group is adamant that they are not xenophobic.
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