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Cops invade Hillbrow flats!

Illegal restaurant in basement Hillbrow
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – An illegal restaurant was found operating under the basement of a Hillbrow flats.

JMPD spokesman, superintendent Wayne Minnaar that the restaurant was found when officers were checking bad buildings at the Johannesburg CBD on a two day #BuyaMthetho operation which started on Wednesday night and ended this morning. 

Minnaar said the aim of the raids was to weed out criminal elements and determine if municipal by-laws are being contravened.

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Even though cops think this was a great idea, Joburg residents disagree with them shutting down these restaurants. 

“This is entrepreneurship, assist in registering, compliance and perhaps relocation. They have created a few jobs,” said Nelson Ngwenya. 

“Those are your officers’ spots. They buy food from there on a regular basis. Stop acting like you didn’t know that stall before today,” said Matlatse Mokoena. 

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Others suggested that police should start educating them instead of taking bread off their mouths. 

“Nothing wrong there, rooftop, underwater, over water it’s a restaurant and patrons prefer that. Unless you clearly state the bylaws being broken, leave people along and go home,” said Mangaliso.

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