Johannesburg - About 290 people were arrested for various crimes in Soweto and surrounding areas over the weekend, Gauteng police said on Sunday.
The arrests happened from Friday evening up to Sunday morning in Soweto, Lenasia and Eldorado Park, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.
Three people were arrested for murder, five for rape and 11 for stolen vehicles, said Makhubela.
Other arrests included 37 arrests for drunk driving, 36 for the possession of dagga and 22 people for dealing in drugs, among others.
All those arrested would appear in various courts in the area on Monday.