Public Works owes eThekwini millions THE MERCURY / 19 JUNE 2019, 11:00AM / KAILENE PILLAY Durban - THE Department of Public Works

Date: 20/06/2019 Time: 10:47:34

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Public Works owes eThekwini millions THE MERCURY / 19 JUNE 2019, 11:00AM / KAILENE PILLAY Durban - THE Department of Public Works owes eThekwini Municipality R7.4million in interest levied on outstan...

DYK that Eskom took a decision to manage the area surrounding the dams and construction sites at Ingula as a conservation area.

Date: 20/06/2019 Time: 10:30:00

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#DYK that Eskom took a decision to manage the area surrounding the dams and construction sites at Ingula as a conservation area. This area, located in both the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal, is of si...

Gauteng: At 10H49 Thursday morning Netcare 911 responded to reports of a collision on the R59 in Vereeniging. Reports from the sc

Date: 20/06/2019 Time: 10:15:46

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Gauteng: At 10H49 Thursday morning Netcare 911 responded to reports of a collision on the R59 in Vereeniging. Reports from the scene indicate that a bakkie and a truck were involved in a collision re...

A 22-month-old toddler and his 19-year-old aunt have been shot and wounded in a shootout between alleged gang members in Manenberg

Date: 20/06/2019 Time: 10:05:52

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A 22-month-old toddler and his 19-year-old aunt have been shot and wounded in a shootout between alleged gang members in Manenberg. Police spokesperson, Noloyiso Rwexana, says they were admitted to h...

Stolen Runx from Wentworth recovered in Umlazi A silver Toyota RunX stolen from Wentworth was tracked and recovered in Umlazi B

Date: 20/06/2019 Time: 10:00:11

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Stolen Runx from Wentworth recovered in Umlazi A silver Toyota RunX stolen from Wentworth was tracked and recovered in Umlazi B section by Alpha Tracker, tracker personnel and Metro. The vehicle was...

6 People, Including Cildren Were Injured When Stung Several Times By Swarm Of Bees

Date: 12/05/2019 Time: 12:24:50

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One adult and five kids were injured after they were stung several times by a swarm of bees in the Free State this morning.


It is believed that they were on a school outing when they were stung. A fellow teacher transported them to the N5 between Kestell and Bethlehem where ER24 Paramedics met up with them.


The adult was found to be in a serious condition while two of the kids sustained moderate injuries and three more sustained minor injuries. The kids are believed to be between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. Paramedics treated and stabilised the patients before transporting them to Mediclinic Hoogland for further medical care.


Four People Were Injured In A Single Vehicle Rollover Collision On R559 Randfontein On Sunday Afternoon

Date: 12/05/2019 Time: 12:20:00

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Four people were injured following a single vehicle rollover on the R559 in Randfontein this afternoon.


When ER24 Paramedics arrived at the scene shortly before 13H00, they found all four of the patients outside of the vehicle. It is believed that three of the patients were ejected from the vehicle.


Two of the patients sustained serious injuries and two sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate.


The ER24 Oneplan medical helicopter airlifted the one seriously injured patient to hospital for further medical care.


The other three patients were transported by ER24 and the provincial EMS to hospital for further medical care.


Two People Were Killed, 3 Others Injured Following Head-on Collision On R54 Outside Potchefstroom

Date: 12/05/2019 Time: 12:17:24

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Two people were killed, and three others were injured following a head-on collision on the R54 direction Vereeniging about 10kms from Potchefstroom last night.


When ER24 Paramedics arrived at the scene at approximately 21H00, they found two light motor vehicles next to the road. Upon further assessment, paramedics found the driver of the one vehicle entrapped in the driver seat showing no signs of life. The passenger of the vehicle was lying on the ground next to the vehicle and had sustained fatal injuries. Paramedics declared both of them dead at the scene.


The driver of the other vehicle was also found on the ground next to the vehicle, and he had sustained serious injuries. He was transported to the Potchefstroom Provincial hospital. The passenger of the vehicle had sustained moderate injuries. The third patient was found walking on the scene, and he had sustained moderate injuries. ER24 transported them to Mediclinic Potchefstroom for further medical care.


JB Marks Municipality Fire and Rescue service was on scene to assist with the extrication.


The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not known to our paramedics, but police were on the scene for further investigations.


 


SAPS NEWS: Limpopo Police Launch Manhunt for the Suspects Involved in Business Robbery

Date: 11/05/2019 Time: 11:52:46

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Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Limpopo

POLOKWANE - The Police in Apel near Lebowakgomo outside Polokwane have launched a massive manhunt for a group of armed suspects involved in a business robbery which occurred in the early hours of yesterday, 2019-05-10 at about 01:00, at one of the local guest houses in the Mohlaletse area.

It is alleged that a group of suspects attacked the employees at this overnight accommodation, shot one of them and ransacked the building. The suspects thereafter, uninstalled the Plasma TVs on the walls, loaded them inside their vehicle and stole several other electrical appliances before they fled the scene with a BMW sedan, white in colour.

The police were summoned and reacted swiftly. The suspects' car was immediately followed by the police and a car chase ensued until the culprits lost control of their vehicle and knocked a tree alongside the road. The suspects managed to flee on foot.

The police searched the car and a number of items believed to be the ones robbed during this incident, were recovered, which include more than ten Plasma television sets, cell phones, TV remote controls, laptops and other items.

The recovered motor vehicle used by these suspects was positively identified. It is belonging to one of the national soccer players. The player is not arrested yet pending further police investigations.

Preliminary police investigations revealed that he was not in the car during this incident but he is cooperating with the police to track down the suspects on which one is already identified.

The suspects involved in this matter including the driver of the motor vehicle are still on the run. The police are calling upon Bothwell Maligasi, to visit Apel police Station or the nearest police station to assist in the investigations in this matter.

Anyone with information that can lead to the apprehension of the suspects is requested to contact Colonel Moyahabo Morudi at 082 565 7646 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211 or the nearest police station.

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SAPS NEWS: KRAAIFONTEIN TEENAGER ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF SEVERAL DRUGS

Date: 11/05/2019 Time: 11:47:08

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Media Statement
South African Police Service

 

KRAAIFONTEIN – Kraaifontein SAPS members attached to the Provincial Intervention task team arrested a 19-year-old suspect for dealing in drugs at 14:00 today in Klipbok Street, Scottsdene, Kraaifontein.

The members were busy with crime prevention duties when they saw a man running into a residential property as soon as he saw the police vehicle. They gave chase and cornered him in the residential property, where he also dropped a bread plastic carrier bag. The bag contained several drugs, including: Tik, Mandrax tablets, Hash and dagga, with a street value of more than R2000,00. They also discovered almost R300,00 in cash with the drugs.

The suspect was arrested and detained at Kraaifontein SAPS on dealing in drugs charges. He will appear in the Kuils River Magistrates’ Court once he has been charged.

Brigadier Gerda van Niekerk, the Kraaifontein SAPS station commissioner, congratulated the members for their hard work and dedication. She further stated that the Kraaifontein police will continue with their crime fighting operations to stop criminals from profiting from selling drugs to the Kraaifontein community.

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SAPS NEWS: MISSING PERSON SOUGHT BY DURBAN CENTRAL SAPS

Date: 08/05/2019 Time: 07:52:24

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Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal

DURBAN - Durban Central police are appealing to members of the community for assistance with regards to a missing person from Johannesburg. Precious Mabhababha (23) was last seen on 20 April 2019 at about 16:00 by his friend in Broad street Durban. He was wearing a red and white long sleeve t-shirt and blue jeans.

Another person missing is Cebolozakha Malituso Ndawonde (27) of Johannesburg. He was last seen on 2 May 2019 by his brother in the central business district of Durban. He was last seen wearing a light blue and red t-shirt and blue shoes. He has a scar on his right leg.

Anyone with information of their whereabouts is urged to contact Warrant Officer Lucky Khanyile on 031 3254075/ 0724283758 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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CAPE TOWN SAPS NEWS: Alleged Call Centre Fraudsters from Goodwood appear in Court

Date: 24/04/2019 Time: 06:26:24

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Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS)

 

WESTERN CAPE –The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit is making inroads in ensuring that economic crime syndicates are addressed thoroughly and suspects have their day in court.

This follows the arrest of two suspects aged between 23 and 29 at their work place on Wednesday, 17 April 2019. They are employed as call centre agents for a reputable Financial Service Credit Provider in Goodwood. 

It is alleged that the duo supplied card holder’s information to a syndicate.  Subsequently counterfeit cards were allegedly manufactured by the syndicate and utilized for illegal purchases.

Over R95 000 loss was incurred across eight card holders during period between 1March and 9 April 2019. These two call centre agents allegedly gained access to card holder’s information whilst performing their duties of dealing with customer’s queries and requests.

They are expected to appear at Goodwood Magistrate’s Court on 23 April 2019. 

Meanwhile, in a separate and unrelated matter, Nokuthula Ndaba (43), appeared at Germiston Magistrate’s Court on 15 April on charges of fraud soon after her arrest. 

It is alleged that the suspect gained approximately four (4) million rand from a victim encountered through a dating site. After developing a relationship, the victim was promised a business partnership and was later requested to send money through several bank accounts and other transactions. The alleged scam happened between May and August 2016, whilst the matter was reported to the police in September 2016.

The case against Ndaba was transferred to Bellville Magistrate’s Court and will be heard on 29 May 2019 and she was granted R2000 bail.

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14 Returning From Religious Ceremony Injured In Collision On R50 North Of Delmas

Date: 22/04/2019 Time: 20:38:26

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14 Zionists returning from their ceremonies in Mpumalanga were injured when the Quantum they were travelling in collided head-on with a BMW on the R50 North of Delmas last night. Four people from the light motor vehicle were also injured in the collision.


ER24 Paramedics and the Provincial services arrived on the scene just before 9 pm to find all the occupants of both vehicles sitting on the side of the road. 18 people, including one child were treated for minor to moderate injuries before being transported to Bernice Samuel Hospital and another private hospital in the area. One person declined treatment and transportation.


SAPS, the Fire Department and Mpumalanga Metro were on the scene for further investigation.


Two People Have Been Injured In Head-on Collision On R500 In Carletonville

Date: 18/04/2019 Time: 19:03:17

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Two people were left injured this morning, one of them critically, following a head-on collision between a bakkie and light motor vehicle on the R500 in Carletonville.


ER24 Paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene at 08h00 to find the bakkie and light motor vehicle on the side of the road. The driver of the bakkie, a man, was found walking around on the scene while the driver of the light motor vehicle, a woman in her 30s, was found trapped inside her vehicle.


Rescue Services had to use specialized equipment to free the entrapped woman, an operation lasting an hour.


Once freed, paramedics treated both patients and provided the critically injured woman with advanced life support interventions.


Shortly after treatment, the critically injured woman was airlifted to a private hospital by a private medical helicopter. The man was transported by ambulance.


Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.


A Man Was Killed, Woman Critically Injured During Home Invasion In Midrand Last Night

Date: 15/04/2019 Time: 10:02:37

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One man was killed and a woman critically injured last night following a home invasion at a residence at the George and Lever Intersection in Midrand.


ER24 Paramedics, along with Life Healthcare, arrived on the scene at 20h45 to find the local authorities already in attendance.


Paramedics found a woman, believed to be in her 20s, lying in the garden with a gunshot wound to her shoulder while a man, also believed to be in his 20s, was found lying in the residence with a gunshot wound to his chest.


Unfortunately, the man had already succumbed to his injuries. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead on the scene.


The woman was treated for her injuries and provided with pain-relief medication before she was transported to a private hospital in Fourways for urgent treatment.


Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.


Hijacking: Man Critically Injured After He Was Shot Multiple Times During Hijacking, De Deur

Date: 15/04/2019 Time: 09:58:50

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A 47-year-old man was left critically injured this afternoon when he was shot multiple times during a hijacking at the Middle and Tree Road Intersection in De Deur.


ER24 Paramedics arrived on the scene at 13h15 to find a man lying on the side of the road next to his vehicle.


Paramedics assessed the man and found that he had sustained numerous gunshot wounds and was in a critical condition.


The man was treated for his injuries and provided with several advanced life support interventions before he was airlifted to a private hospital by the ER24 Oneplan Helicopter.


The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.


One Killed In Friday Night Collision Between Truck And Vehicle On N17 In Springs

Date: 14/04/2019 Time: 18:19:21

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One person sustained fatal injuries following a collision between a truck and a vehicle on the N17 in Springs last night.


When ER24 Paramedics arrived at the scene shortly before 23H00, they found a vehicle well alight. The vehicle was also wedged underneath the truck.


Unfortunately, the driver of the vehicle sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead at the scene. The truck driver sustained no injuries.


The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not known to our paramedics, but police were on the scene for further investigations.


SAPS NEWS: Alleged Hijacker Shot Dead and 4 Arrested in Blairgowrie, Randburg

Date: 12/04/2019 Time: 19:17:43

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Media Statement
South African Police Service

Office of the Provincial Commissioner Gauteng

 

PARKTOWN - Four suspects were arrested and one fatally wounded after police intercepted a car hijacking in Randburg this morning.

Police have been investigating and searching for suspects since receiving a number reports recently, of hijackings in Randburg and surroundings.

This morning between 05:00 and 06:00, police spotted suspicious men driving in a white a Volkswagen SUV, and kept close observation.

Shots were fired where after one suspect was fatally shot while two sustained injuries and were taken to hospital under police guard. Two other suspects were arrested without injuries.

An investigation is underway to establish if these firearms could have been used in the commission of other crimes; and whether or not the suspects could be linked to other crimes.

The arrested suspects are facing charges of attempted hijacking, possession of hijacked vehicle and possession of unlicensed firearms. They will be appearing at Randburg Magistrate's Court in due course.

Management of police have commended the commitment and response of the members to the call to reduce the volumes of serious and violent crimes.

"Those brazen criminals who continue to terrorise law abiding residents must understand that Gauteng is too small a space to be shared with them. We will find them and the law will deal with them accordingly," warned Gauteng Provincial Commissioner of police, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela.

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SOMERSET WEST: Duo Slammed with Hefty Sentences for Copper Cable Theft

Date: 12/04/2019 Time: 19:08:31

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Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS)

 

WESTERN CAPE – Warda Ndira (27), and Malwandi Ncokomvi (34), appeared at the Somerset West Regional Court on the 1st of April 2019 for charges of theft of six (6) rolls of Eskom copper cables valued at R30 000.

The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit carried out the investigation after the pair were on 8 December 2017, apprehended by Eskom officials whilst in possession of stolen copper cables. The copper cables were later confirmed as stolen from the Firgrove Farm near Somerset-West.

The court has found both convicts guilty of damaging the essential Infrastructure as well as the theft of non-ferrous metals. They have been sentenced to twenty (20) years imprisonment, half of the sentence was suspended for the period of five (5) years.

Ndira and Ncokomvi were additional sentenced to fifteen (15) years imprisonment, wholly suspended for five (5) years on condition that they are not convicted of similar offences in the future.

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SAPS Foil 2 Serious & Violent Crimes within 1 Hour, Arresting 6 more Suspects & Firearms

Date: 12/04/2019 Time: 18:50:36

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Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Gauteng

PARKTOWN - Police believe many innocent lives have been spared today with the interception of a second planned robbery, hardly one hour after police foiled a hijacking in Randburg.

An integrated team of law enforcement agencies this morning (12 April 2019) between 06:00 and 07:00, were acting on information about a planned robbery in Johannesburg when they spotted suspects in two vehicles travelling between Soweto and Lenasia South.

The team cornered a Toyota Corolla along the K43 road next to Thembelihle informal settlement, and arrested one suspect. It is reported that the occupants of the second vehicle, a VW Golf sped off, firing shots at police who were in pursuit. The Golf was cornered along the same route next to Lenasia South, where two suspects sustained critical injuries during a crossfire. Three more suspects were also injured. All injured suspects are in hospital under police guard.

Police recovered an AK47 assault rifle, a pistol and revolver with ammunition at the scene; which will be subjected to ballistic testing for possible linkage to previous crimes. The two vehicles were also seized.

Cases of attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearm have been opened while further investigation is underway.

Police Management has applauded the operational success which might not have been possible were it not for the collaboration between the SAPS, the DPCI, Gauteng Traffic Police (Saturation Unit) and the Tracker.

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7 People Were Injured Following A Multi Vehicle Collision On The N3 At The Church Offramp, Pietermaritzburg Kzn

Date: 12/04/2019 Time: 14:59:01

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Seven people were injured following a multiple vehicle collision on the N3 at the Church offramp in Pietermaritzburg this afternoon.


When ER24 Paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after 17H30, they found another medical service already in attendance. Upon further assessment, paramedics found a woman who was entrapped in a vehicle. She had to be extricated using the jaws of life and was found to have sustained moderate injuries. Six others on the scene were found to have sustained minor injuries.


It is understood that there was an initial collision between two trucks and a vehicle before a secondary collision with two vehicles followed.


ER24, as well as another medical service on the scene, transported the patients to various hospitals for further medical care.


The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not known to our paramedics, but police were on the scene for further investigations.


 


Man Critically Injured This Morning After He Was Assaulted Outside Restaurant On Hendrik Van Eck Road, Vanderbijlpark

Date: 12/04/2019 Time: 11:58:51

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One man was left critically injured this morning after he was assaulted outside of a restaurant on Hendrik Van Eck Road in Vanderbijlpark.


ER24 Paramedics arrived on the scene after 02h20 to find the local authorities already in attendance. Two petrol attendants were found treating a patient lying on the pavement.


Paramedics assessed the man, believed to be in his 30s, and found that he had sustained numerous injuries which left him in a critical condition.


The man was treated for his injuries and provided with several advanced life support interventions before he was transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment.


Two other men were assessed on the scene and found to have sustained minor injuries. Both men refused treatment and were later handed over to local authorities.


Thirteen light motor vehicles were damaged in this incident.


The full details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.


Man Sustained Critical Injuries When Several Vehicles Rear-ended A Truck On The R36, Tzaneen

Date: 12/04/2019 Time: 08:39:17

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A man, believed to be in 60s, was left critically injured this morning when several vehicles rear-ended a truck on the R36 between Tzaneen and Politsi in Limpopo.


ER24 Paramedics, along with the Provincial Services, arrived on the scene at 06h18 to find the truck and two bakkies in the road.


Upon closer inspection, paramedics found a man, believed to be in his 60s, lying trapped inside one of the bakkies in a critical condition.


Rescue paramedics had to use specialized equipment to free the trapped man, an operation lasting an hour.


Once freed, paramedics treated the man and provided him with several advanced life support interventions. Shortly after treatment, the man was transported to Van Velden Provincial Hospital for urgent treatment.


The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.


A Man Was Killed When His Suv Rolled & Collided With Another Vehicle On The R57, Vanderbijlpark

Date: 12/04/2019 Time: 07:41:13

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A man, believed to be in his late 40s, was killed this afternoon when his SUV rolled and collided with another vehicle on the R57 in Flora Gardens in Vanderbijlpark.


ER24 Paramedics, along with another private service, arrived on the scene at 14h20 to find the wrecked SUV in the middle of the road. The driver, a man believed to be in his late 40s, was found roughly ten metres away from the vehicle.


Paramedics assessed the man and found that he had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead by another service.


The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.


Five Killed, Another Critically Injured Following Head-on Collision On The R71

Date: 12/04/2019 Time: 07:09:05

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Five people were killed and another critically injured this morning when a bakkie and light motor vehicle collided head-on on the R71 between Haenertsburg and Moria in Limpopo.


ER24 Paramedics arrived on the scene at 07h00 to find a bakkie and light motor vehicle in the middle of the road. Both vehicles had sustained a large amount of damage in the collision.


On closer inspection, paramedics found that the five occupants from the light motor vehicle, two women and three men, had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Three were found lying inside the vehicle while another lay a few metres away. The fifth patient was found lying underneath the vehicle.


Unfortunately, nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead on the scene.


In the bakkie, a woman was found lying in the driver’s seat. Assessments showed that she had sustained several injuries and was in a critical condition.


Paramedics extricated the woman, treated her and provided her with advanced life support interventions before she was transported to Mediclinic Tzaneen for urgent treatment.


The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.


SAPS NEWS: Two pistols off Mthatha streets, Suspects Arrested

Date: 07/04/2019 Time: 05:21:44

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Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

MTHATHA - Two suspects 23 and 34 years of age were arrested by Mthatha Flying Squad members following a house robbery that occurred at Hillcrest last night. It is alleged that two suspects entered a house and robbed the victim at gunpoint of several valuables including cellphones, a TV, clothing and a white VW Polo TSi.

Flying Squad members followed up on leads in Qumbu town where they found these suspects at their hideout on 06 April 2019 about 12h00. Two 9mm pistols with ammunition (serial numbers filed off) were found hidden in the robbed vehicle while other stolen items were also recovered. Both suspects will appear before Mthatha Magistrate’s court on Monday 08 April 2019 and the firearms will be subjected to ballistic tests to ascertain whether it were used in the commission of other crimes.

"Let's make Mthatha a no go area for criminals. Let's stamp our authority and let them see they don't have space here. This is a great job done," said the Acting Cluster Commander Brigadier Mandlakhe Twala.

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SAPS NEWS: Tragic Train Accident Claims 2 Lives & Left 1 Person Hospitalised

Date: 06/04/2019 Time: 13:02:45

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Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

MDANTSANE - A tragic accident which claimed the lives of two men aged 30 and left one seriously injured occurred between a Train and a Tip Truck at a level crossing from a Municipal Dumping site this afternoon (05 April 2019) in Berlin. According to the reports, the passenger train was en route to East London when it collided with the Truck which was carrying mud-rocks. Both the driver and his assistant died at the scene allegedly as a result of the collision.

During the accident, the 40-year-old truck driver also suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the nearest hospital for medical attention. Circumstances surrounding the actual cause of the accident are currently unknown, however a case of Culpable Homicide has been opened for investigation. The Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga personally attended the scene of the accident and expressed sincere condolences to the families and relatives of those involved in the accident. The names of the deceased persons cannot be revealed at this stage until the next of kin have been officially informed.

Anyone who has any information regarding the accident is kindly requested to contact Berlin Police Station at 043 685 22 33 / 77or call Crime Stop at 0860010111.

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Five People Have Been Injured In A Collision Involving 2 Bakkies, Hartebeespoort

Date: 05/04/2019 Time: 16:21:42

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Five people were left injured this morning when two bakkies collided head-on on the Pelindaba Road near Hartebeespoort.


ER24 Paramedics were called to the scene by the Provincial Services, arriving at 10h20. On scene, paramedics found the Provincial Services busy assessing the patients.


One man was found lying trapped inside the one bakkie while a second man was found lying trapped in the second vehicle. Both patients were found to be in a serious condition. Three other patients were assessed and found to have sustained only minor injuries.


Fire Services had to use specialized rescue equipment to extricate both entrapped men.


Once freed, paramedics treated the patients and provided the two seriously injured men with pain-relief medication before they were transported to a nearby provincial hospital.


The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.


Four People Have Been Injured In A Collision Involving Bakkie & Suv In Vereeniging

Date: 05/04/2019 Time: 16:18:04

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Four people were left injured this afternoon when a bakkie and SUV collided at the Smuts and Voortrekker Road Intersection in Vereeniging.


ER24 Paramedics arrived on the scene at 12h00 to find the bakkie on its roof in the middle of the intersection while the SUV was parked a short distance away. Four men, believed to be aged between 35 to 45, were found seated along the roadside.


Paramedics quickly assessed the men and found that all four had sustained minor to moderate injuries. No serious injuries or fatalities were found on the scene.


The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to Mediclinic Vereeniging for further treatment.


The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.


1 Person Was Killed, Four Injured In 4-vehicle Collision, Vanderbijlpark

Date: 05/04/2019 Time: 16:15:26

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One woman was killed and four others injured this evening following a four-vehicle collision at the R57 and Milton Road intersection in Vanderbijlpark.


ER24 Paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene to find the four vehicles scattered in the intersection.


Upon further inspection, paramedics found a woman lying trapped inside one of the light motor vehicles. Assessment showed that the woman had sustained numerous fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for her and she was declared dead.


Four other people were assessed on the scene, their injuries ranging from minor to moderate.


Paramedics treated the patients and thereafter transported them to nearby hospitals for further treatment.


Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.


Three People Were Injured When Taxi Crashed Into A House In Glenwood, Kzn

Date: 05/04/2019 Time: 16:11:40

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Three people were left injured this afternoon, one of the seriously, when the driver of the minibus taxi lost control of his vehicle, causing it to crash through a wall and into a house off Bishopstowe Road in Glenwood, KwaZulu Natal.


ER24 Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the minibus taxi wedged between a wall and the house.


Paramedics assessed the patients and found that the male taxi driver had sustained serious injuries while two other men had sustained moderate injuries.


Paramedics treated the patients and provided the taxi driver with pain-relief medication before they were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.


The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.


Police Seized Luxury Counterfiet Goods Estimated Worth R6,5-Million in JHB as Crime Operation Gain Momentum Across Gauteng

Date: 31/03/2019 Time: 02:10:20

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Media Statement from Gauteng Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service

Scores of suspects are expected to appear in various Courts across Gauteng on Monday (01 April 2019) and Tuesday (02 April 2019) following their respective arrests during the integrated “O Kae Molao” operations conducted across the Province this past week.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura together with Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Ms Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane and the Provincial Commissioner of police, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, on Thursday 28 March 2019, led a number of parallel operations, which saw police seizing counterfeit goods of different luxury brands with an estimated value of R6, 5 million in the Johannesburg Central Business District. Still in Johannesburg, police also recovered four illegal firearms for which four suspects aged between 26 and 40 were arrested near the MTN Noord Taxi Rank.

Focusing on road safety, several roadblocks were conducted in the Booysens policing precinct where fines were issued to road safety transgressors. Four taxis were impounded, including two overloaded combis that were ferrying double the permitted number of passengers in them.

Meanwhile in Akasia, Tshwane on Friday 29 March 2019, police closed down five shebeens and confiscated volumes of liquor. Four suspects were arrested for dealing and possession of drugs. Fines were issued to seven businesses for trading without licences, while police confiscated counterfeit goods worth R70 000.

Raids for wanted suspects conducted in Johannesburg, Tshwane, and Ekurhuleni Districts, netted over 99 suspects linked to various crimes. Sixteen (16) more suspects were arrested in Boksburg North including a 43-year old man arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition; and 10 for possession of drugs.

Gauteng Provincial Commissioner of police, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela encouraged the integrated deployments to keep up the good work and make sure that criminals understand that the State holds authority over them, not the other way round.

Leading the joint operations this past Thursday, Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Ms Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane urged members to continue contributing positively towards ensuring that Gauteng communities are, and feel safe and secured.

"Since its inception, this joint law enforcement operation has yielded positive results. Operation "O kae Molao" continues to demonstrate our commitment in the fight against crime and road safety in line with the Gauteng Safety Strategy. We will continue to deploy personnel and resources to various areas in the province to address crime and road safety challenges facing our communities," said MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane.

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Brigadier Mathapelo Peters
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10 Suspects Arrested, 3 Hijacked Vehicles Recovered & 3 Firearms Confiscated during Swift Police Reactions, New Brighton

Date: 30/03/2019 Time: 22:06:25

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Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison

South African Police Service

Eastern Cape: Ten(10) suspects were arrested, three(3) fire arms confiscated and three(3) hijacked vehicles were recovered during the early hours of this morning in New Brighton through swift police reactions.

In the first incident, a white VW Polo was hijacked in Songololo Street, NU11, Motherwell at 22:45. The female owner was gun pointed and her vehicle hijacked by two male suspects as she drove up into her home driveway.

At 00:10 this morning, only an hour after the hijacking, police in New Brighton found the vehicle driving in Stofile Street, New Brighton. Six(6) male suspects with ages between 19 and 24 were arrested and charged with the possession of a stolen vehicle. Police also confiscated a toy fire arm and pepper spray that was in the vehicle that could possibly be linked to the hijacking incident. The suspects could also face charges of the hijacking itself should further investigation link them to the crime.

In a second incident, a silver Chevrolet Spark was hijacked at 02:40 from a 31 year old Uber driver in Meke Street, Kwazakele. The driver was there to pick up his fare, when three(3) suspects armed with one fire arm hijacked his vehicle. The vehicle was found abandoned and both number plates removed at 04:30 in Mgubela Street, New Brighton.

In an unrelated incident, SAPS Flying Squad members spotted a suspicious white Toyota Hilux bakkie at a petrol station in Norongo Street, New Brighton at 08:15 this morning. On searching the vehicle and the four(4) passengers, two 9mm pistols, two magazines and 18 rounds of ammunition was found and confiscated. The fire arms were found with their serial numbers removed, and will be sent for forensic and ballistic analysis.

A generator was also discovered and confiscated as suspected stolen property. All four suspects aged 25, 30, 45 and 52 were arrested on charges of the illegal possession of unlicensed fire arms and ammunition as well as suspected stolen property.

All the suspects will be appearing before the New Brighton Magistrates Court on 01 April 2019 to face the respective charges against them.

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SAPS NEWS LIMPOPO: News: Four (4) Suspects Arrested for Various Cases, Including Murder

Date: 30/03/2019 Time: 07:16:45

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Media Statement from Limpopo Media Centre
Corporate Communication
South African Police Service

 

In a concerted effort to deal with all categories of crime throughout the Province, the Intelligence led joint operations are still producing positive results.

During these operations which were conducted this week, four suspects aged between 24 and 42 were arrested for murder, attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearms in the Tzaneen, Senwabarwana and Hoedspruit policing areas.

It is alleged that two suspects have on 17 March 2019 at around 23h00, intruded in the Rheiland building at Senwabarwana outside Polokwane. The security officers spotted the pair and called for assistance from his colleagues. Before anything could be stolen, the suspects then started to shoot randomly at the officers while fleeing from the scene.

A team of investigators followed the information received until the pair was arrested in different places. During the arrest, one (01) rifle and two (02) explosives were recovered.

Meanwhile, in the Hoedspruit policing area outside Phalaborwa, the police arrested two suspects involved in two separate criminal incidents in the area.

Following information received, a 24-year-old man was arrested for murder committed on 27 March 2019 during the day. It is alleged that the suspect stabbed a 24 year-old man to death with a sharp instrument during a fight in a farm outside Hoedspruit.

Whereas, a 42-year-old suspect was also arrested when the Police were following information about three (03) suspects who committed a house robbery driving in a car.

The joint operation composed of various Police Units together with the Farm Watch, spotted the vehicle and a chase ensued until the suspects stopped their vehicle and fled on foot. One suspect was then nabbed while two others managed to escape. Police manhunt for the remaining suspects continues.

During this arrest, four (04) Plasma TVs, clothes, bed-covers, two (02) laptops, one (01) cell phone, wallets with bank cards, balaclava, one (01) firearm and six (06) live ammunition were recovered in car which is believed to be stolen. The origin of this car will be determined by the ongoing Police investigations. The arrested suspects will appear before various magistrates’ court soon.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Major General Jan Scheepers has commended members of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, specifically the operational wing and other role players on their continuous efforts to eradicate criminal activities throughout the Province, especially in the crime infested areas.

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SAPS EC Anti-Gang Strategy Rolled out in Northern Areas to Stabilise Ongoing Gang Violence

Date: 30/03/2019 Time: 07:09:13

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Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison

South African Police Service

Gaining support and trust from the communities in gang stricken areas is key in arresting suspects and confiscating illegal firearms and drugs. One of the strategies implemented by the Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga is to step up deployments in the Northern areas in our efforts to stabilise the ongoing gang violence that is plaguing the communities of Gelvandale and Bethelsdorp.

Since December 2018 the National Intervention Unit (NIU) and Tactical Response Team (TRT) from the Provincial office were assigned to the hotspot areas of Gelvandale and Bethelsdorp. Additional deployment from NIU and the Special Task Force (Pretoria) joined their counterparts in February 2019. These teams are concentrating on curbing the gang related incidents in the Northern areas.

Since their deployments, these operational intervention teams succeeded in recovering firearms, rounds of ammunition, drugs (dagga,mandrax, tik, cocaine). Several arrests were effected and high density patrols and visibility in these areas is making a significant impact. These arrests are over and above the arrests and confiscations effected by members of both stations.

Apart from vigorous policing in these areas, the team has also succeeded in interacting with the youth on a social platform. Members engage in friendly sporting activities such as soccer with the teenagers in nearby open fields in Bethelsdorp and Helenvale where police Caspers are strategically positioned to monitor the activities in Extensions 31, 32 and 33 (Bethelsdorp) and Helenvale on a 24 hour basis. Prior to stationing these heavy armoured vehicles, these open fields were hotspots for gang activities and robberies. This exercise most certainly received the green light and overwhelming approval from the community. Engaging with communities at their level is a step closer to winning the war on gangsterism in these areas.  

The SAPS has vowed to   continue to intensify their policing in the Northern areas through disruptive actions and hard core policing until the area has stabilised and the communities are safe. It can be seen that communities are more receptive of the police in these areas. The flow of information from the communities to the operational men and women on the ground is overwhelming and such information is immediately followed up. Focusing on winning the trust, altering the mind set and bringing hope to the children, youth and young adults in these areas can only result in positive change.

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BABY SNATCHED: Police Launch a Massive Search Operation for a Baby Snatcher, Mokopane

Date: 30/03/2019 Time: 04:46:21

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Media Statement from Limpopo Media Centre
Corporate Communication

South African Police Service

POLOKWANE: The Police in Mokopane have launched a massive search operation for a woman who stole a six-month-old baby boy at Mokopane shopping centre on 2019-03-28.

This after a 24-year-old mother allegedly met an unknown woman in the shopping center and thereafter, walked with her while shopping. The mother then bought food and invited the stranger to join her but she turned her down.

The suspect offered to hold the baby instead so that the mother can eat .Later at about 13h40, they went to another supermarket, the suspect still carrying the toddler. Without the mother noticing, the suspect disappeared with the infant.

The alleged baby snatcher is in her twenties, she is still unknown, light weight and dark in complexion with plaited long hair.

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect and reunite the baby with her family, should urgently contact Captain Marcus Mofya at 082 565 8277 or 015 4091400 or the crime stop number 0860010111 or the crime Line SMS 32211 or the nearest Police Station.

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Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo
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SAPS NEWS: PRISONER HELD 2 CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS HOSTAGE: Female Warder Stabbed to Death

Date: 30/03/2019 Time: 04:34:59

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Media Statement from Free State Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service

A female warder based at Goedemoed Correctional Service Centre was stabbed to death after being held hostage at the center with her fellow female colleague.

It was on Friday, 29 March 2019 at about 15:30 when the unfortunate incident took place.

Two officials found themselves held hostage in the office at the Correctional Centre. According to the information, the sentenced prisoner who was busy with cleaning duties forced both officials in the office where he locked himself with them.

After realizing what was happening, the authorities at the center mobilized the response teams including SAPS hostage negotiator who started negotiating the release of the officials for almost three hours, after which the prisoner surrendered. When the response teams comprising of Correctional service officials and Tactical Response Team (TRT) entered the office they discovered a body of 35-year-old warder full of blood due stab wounds sustained while held hostage. Her 33-year-old colleague was still alive and treated for shock as she appeared to be traumatized.

The prisoner was rearrested and taken into custody, he will be charged with murder, and other charges might be added based on the outcomes of interviews with the survived warder and the results of post mortem.

Particulars of the deceased warder and her fellow colleague will only be made known after their families are formerly notified.

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R60,000 REWARD OFFERED: Western Cape Police has Offered a Reward for Information to Help Solve Mowbray Double Murder Case

Date: 28/03/2019 Time: 12:33:57

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Reward for information to help solve Mowbray double murder case

2019/03/28

Media Statement from Western Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication
South African Police Service

 

Western Cape police are offering a R60 000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of those responsible for the murder of  two elderly persons that occurred in Wolmunster Road, Rosebank 05 May 2018.

The elderly couple, Rosalie Bloch (84) and Aubrey Jackson (95) were found tied and murdered in their home in Rosebank. There were signs of a break-in into the home and a few items were missing.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is urged to contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Kevin Kok on 064 352 5493 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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CRIME NEWS: Double Life Sentence for Murder and Rape in Barkly West

Date: 28/03/2019 Time: 12:29:27

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Media Statement from Northern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication
South African Police Service

 

The SAPS welcomes the double life sentence that was handed down Jacob Esel (28) in the Northern Cape High Court today, 28 March 2019. Esel received life sentence for murder, life sentence for rape, 12 years for attempted rape and 5 years imprisonment for the violation of a corpse. The sentences will run concurrently.

On 27 February 2018, Jacob Esel committed hideous crimes as he attempted to rape an elderly family member and subsequently proceeded to rape and kill a 47-year-old woman and cut her open numerous times on various areas on her lower body in attempt to destroy any DNA evidence that might implicate him. He was arrested a day after the incident on 28 February 2018 and only later pleaded guilty to the charges. The victim suffered 44 wounds on her body but her death was a result of strangulation at her home in Barkly West.

The Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Crime Detection in the Northern Cape, Major General Koliswa Otola commends detectives Constable Israel Taolo and Sergeant Lesego Oliphant from Barkly West SAPS for a brilliant job done. "It is with pride we see our members working tirelessly & relentlessly to remove criminals from our streets.”

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Police Flying Squad Constable Swam Across River to Apprehend Stock Theft Suspect, 7 Arrested

Date: 28/03/2019 Time: 12:09:56

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Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison

South African Police Service

King Williams Town: Flying Squad Constable swam across a running river chasing a Stock Theft suspect yesterday in Tyutyu Location outside Bhisho.

This follows after Flying Squad members received an information about a slaughtered cow at Yellow Wood Farm outside King Williams Town. Investigation led Police to the arrest of seven (7) Suspects, four males aged between 23 and 38 years and three juveniles aged between 8 and 11 years. Juveniles were later handed to Social Workers for assistance and four adult suspects were detained.

It is alleged that the suspects slaughtered the stolen cow and sent young boys to collect the rest of the meat from the farm. It is alleged that the cow was slaughtered on Monday 25th March 2019 by the elder suspects and they took some of the meat with them.

Then the following day they sent the young boys to go fetch the rest of the meat from the farm. The Police caught the boys when they were from the farm with the meat. On investigation Police proceeded to the house at Tyutyu Location, Bhisho where the elder suspects stay. On arrival Police arrested three suspects and the other one ran away when he saw Police members. Police gave chase and while running the suspect swam in the river between Sikhobeni and Tyutyu Locations, Bhisho and Constable Mhloma from Flying Squad follow him and swam in the river in order to apprehend the suspect. They took him to the house where they recovered cooked meat, skins and inner parts of the cow.

All four suspects are due to appear at King Williams Town Magistrate Court on Thursday for Stock Theft.

The King Williams Town Cluster Commander Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga thanked the members for their great work in curbing Stock Theft in our area and encouraged them to continue doing well in their field of work. "It is very important for us to work closely with the community to fight crime like this" he added.

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3 RHINO POACHERS CONVICTED: 3 Rhino Poaching Suspects Convicted & Sentenced in Durban Regional Court

Date: 28/03/2019 Time: 11:47:47

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HAWKS
South African Police Service

 

KwaZulu-Natal - The National Head of the DPCI Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya has hailed the conviction and sentencing of three suspects for rhino poaching by the Durban Regional Court yesterday.

The three Funokwakhe Khoza (51), Ayanda Buthelezi (40) Mduduzi Xulu (51) were arrested on 26 August 2009, by the KZN Hawks’ Wildlife Anti-Poaching unit and Umfolozi game rangers at a roadblock in a pick-up truck carrying a .303 rifle, two axes covered in blood and rhino horn

This was after the rangers heard gunshots whilst on patrol and a joint search by the Hawks and park wardens yielded results when three men were stopped whilst driving a Nissan bakkie with blood dripping from their clothing and in possession of two rhino horns.  The suspects were arrested on the spot and the case docket was allocated to Richards Bay Serious Organised Crime members for further investigation. 

The case dragged for nearly 10 years following several deliberate futile attempts by the suspects to stall the court proceedings. Khoza gave various excuses and changed lawyers which hampered the administration of justice. 

Despite the suspects’ tricks, Funokwakhe Khoza (51) was sentenced to 14 years direct imprisonment, Ayanda Buthelezi (40) was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment wholly suspended for 5 years and Mduduzi Xulu (51) was also sentenced to 10 years imprisonment wholly suspended for 5 years.   

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CAPE TOWN SAPS NEWS: Hawks Request Public Assistance in Identifying Persons of Interest

Date: 28/03/2019 Time: 11:38:46

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Media Statement from Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation
HAWKS
South African Police Service

 

Western Cape - Three persons of interest who might assist in ongoing investigations into alleged vehicle finance fraudulent transactions committed in 2018, where Cape Town vehicle franchises allegedly incurred losses of almost a R3 million are encouraged to come forward.

It is alleged that in two of these transactions, a 2013 BMW coupe sport liner 435i and (4x4) 2016 Ford Ranger XLT with a combined value of just under a million rand were allegedly purchased through fictitious payslips and bank statements in Goodwood and Kuilsriver respectively by the same suspect.

The Hawks’ believe that Na-aim Saiet (42), can positively contribute in this cases being solved.  Anyone with information about Na-aim Saiet whereabouts should contact the Hawks’ Investigating Officer, Sergeant Nomonde Potelwa on 071 481 3184.

In other similar matters, an-online vehicle finance application was allegedly submitted on 15 January 2015. A copy of an identity document and other supporting documents were attached.

Following the approval thereof, a suspect allegedly walked into a Goodwood vehicle dealership and presented the original supporting documents of the copies supplied during the application, he was then handed a 2012 BMW 750i valued at R876 800 and drove off.

It is believed that Siyanda Tinzi can assist the Hawks investigations in this case.  Anyone with information about Siyanda Tinzi should contact the Hawks’ Investigating Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Ganeko Matiwane on 071 481 3357.

Meanwhile it believed that Amjad Mohammed (36), can assist the Hawks in solving a case where a 2010 Range Rover, supercharged sport (4x4) valued at R554 000 was also fraudulently purchased at a local Villiersdorp dealership on March 2018. It was later established that an unknown suspect had presented fraudulent documents that aided him to take delivery of the said vehicle.  

It is believed that Mohammed could be in position to assist the Hawks investigations in this regard. Anyone with information about Amjad Mohammed whereabouts is urged to contact Lieutenant Colonel Ganeko Matiwane on the above mentioned contact details.

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SAPS NEWS: Five Suspects Arrested in Foiled Armed Robbery in Melrose, Johannesburg

Date: 27/03/2019 Time: 10:34:28

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Media Statement issued by the Gauteng Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service

Police arrested five suspects, recovered an unlicensed firearm and a hijacked vehicle in a foiled armed robbery at BP garage in Melrose.

Police received information about the armed gang planning to rob the BP garage at Corlett Drive, in Melrose.

The suspects, fitting the description circulated, were spotted parking two vehicles at the garage, a grey Toyota Etios and a grey Nissan Almera.

As police were approaching, one of the suspects alighted from one of the vehicles and pulled a firearm. The suspect was shot in the leg by the police.

All the suspects were cornered and arrested on the spot. Preliminary investigation revealed that one of the cars was recently hijacked in Jeppestown.

Investigation is continuing to establish if these suspects are linked to other serious and violent crimes.

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Three Injured In Head-on Collision Involving 2 Vehicles In Daveyton

Date: 27/03/2019 Time: 10:19:16

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Approximately three people were left injured this morning, one of them critically, when two light motor vehicles collided head-on on the Larvis Road in Daveyton.


ER24 Paramedics arrived on the scene at 11h00 to find two light motor vehicles in the middle of the road.


On closer inspection, paramedics found one man lying trapped inside one of the light motor vehicles.


Rescue services had to use the jaws-of-life equipment to free the man. Once freed, paramedics assessed him and found that he had sustained numerous injuries and was in a critical condition.


The man was treated and provided with several advanced life support interventions. Shortly after treatment, the man was transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment.


Two other patients were treated and transported to nearby hospitals by the provincial services.


Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.


SAPS NEWS: 20-Year-old Suspect Arrested for Illegal Possession of Unlicensed Firearm & Ammunition, Soweto-on-Sea

Date: 26/03/2019 Time: 16:31:31

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Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison

South African Police Service

Eastern Cape: A 20-year-old male suspect was arrested last night for the illegal possession of an unlicensed fire arm at Soweto-on-Sea.

This followed after the Motherwell Cluster Operational Command Centre (OCC) members received information about an illegal fire arm that was being kept in a flat behind a house in Malibale Street. At about 23:00 the flat was searched and the 20-year-old suspect arrested after a 9mm pistol, a magazine and three (3) rounds of ammunition were found. The fire arm was found with the serial number removed and it will be sent for forensic and ballistic analysis.

The Motherwell Cluster Commander, Major General Dawie Rabie has applauded the arrest and repeated previous SAPS warnings that "Suspects using and possessing illegal fire arms to commit crimes will be facing the full force of the Law. Our community is invited to give information about the location of these fire arms in order for SAPS to remove these weapons off our streets."

The 20-year-old suspect was charged for the illegal possession of an unlicensed fire arm and ammunition and will appear before the New Brighton Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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SAPS NEWS: 2 Arrested and Two Firearms Including an AK47 Assault Rifle off the Hands of Criminals

Date: 26/03/2019 Time: 15:55:25

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Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison

South African Police Service

In an effort to curb crimes proliferation of firearms in the Cluster, Mthatha K9 members conducted stop and search around the CBD and its exits when they stopped a suspicious vehicle with no plates on the Nelson Mandela Drive near Myezo Park yesterday the 25 March at about 10h00. When calculating the vehicle it came out positive with Inanda 2009 Cas.

Upon searching it a 9mm Beretta pistol with 13 live rounds was found with no license. A 40-year-old man was arrested and taken to the police station for detention. Whilst members still busy with the detention another 40-year-old man arrived at the police station to claim his vehicle and he was also arrested for possession of suspected stolen motor vehicle. Both suspects will appear before Mthatha Magistrate Court soon.

On the other hand Mthatha Flying Squad acted swiftly on a progress business robbery at a local fuel garage today at about 02h30. Members rushed to garage where it was reported that about 5 armed suspects entered the garage and ordered everyone to lie down and demanded money at gunpoint but could not get any. During the members arrival the suspects escaped the arrest leaving behind their City Golf with no plates and a Cas. An Ak47 Assault Rifle with 30 rounds and some explosives were found inside it. The vehicle will be linked to other business robberies around Mthatha

“This is the commitment that we should always display in order for us to restore our communities trust in the SAPS. I applaud you for this success. Let's not give space for the criminals in our cluster. One illegal firearm off their hands saves many lives." Those are the words from the Acting Cluster Commander Brigadier Mandlakhe Twala.

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CAPE TOWN SAPS NEWS: Eleven Suspects Arrested for Serious Crimes and Firearms Confiscated in Nyanga

Date: 26/03/2019 Time: 10:44:01

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Media Statement from Western Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication
South African Police Service

 

Police vigilance and enhanced visibility in Nyanga continuously deliver desired results. Eleven suspects were arrested over the weekend on crimes ranging from murder, possession of illegal and prohibited firearms as well as hijacking and pointing of a firearm.

Six suspects aged between 18 and 33 are expected to appear in Athlone Magistrate Court this week for murder and possession of an illegal firearm and illegal possession of ammunition. Two brothers aged 18 and 19 were arrested on Sunday, 24 March 2019, for the murder of a 31-year-old man. The suspects had allegedly assaulted the victim in the early hours of Sunday. The victim sustained head injuries and died due to the latter in Emaplangeni Crescent in Nyanga. 

On the same day four other suspects aged 26, 28, 30 and 33 were arrested inside a shack in Ngulube Road in Browns Farm. Members of the Provincial Intervention Team based in Nyanga were on patrol when they noticed a suspicious man standing next to a shack who started running when he saw the police approaching, the members followed him to the shack he ran into and they found him with three other suspects. They searched the shack and found a 9mm pistol covered with a blanket. All four were arrested and detained. They will also appear in the same court once charged for the possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

Meanwhile five other suspects aged between 21 and 29 appeared in Athlone and Wynberg Magistarte Court today facing charges of hijacking and pointing of a firearm as well as rape. Three of the suspects aged 21, 22 and 29 were arrested on Friday, 22 March 2019 hours after they hijacked a vehicle in Govan Mbeki Road in Browns Farm. The trio had allegedly pointed the victim with a firearm and hijacked his vehicle.

Meanwhile a 29-year-old suspect also appeared in the same court after he was arrested on Sunday in possession of a prohibited firearm and illegal possession of ammunition in Crossroads. The members were on patrol when in Moya Street they saw a suspicious man who suddenly changed direction as he saw the police coming and tried to run but members apprehended him and recovered a 9mm Parabellum in his possession including 15 rounds of ammunition. The firearm serial number was filed off. A fifth suspect also appeared in Wynberg Magistrate Court for a case of rape he allegedly committed in December last year.

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3 Suspects Arrested for Possession of Explosives, 2 Stolen Vehicles, Stolen Property & Dagga, Khayelitsha

Date: 26/03/2019 Time: 10:40:10

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Media Statement from Western Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication
South African Police Service

 

Partnership policing led to the arrest of three suspects for the possession of explosives, two stolen motor vehicles, stolen property and dagga in Khayelitsha yesterday, 25 March 2019. At around 14:50, members of the Flying Squad received information of possible stolen motor vehicles being stripped at A3 Mew Way Temporals, Khayelitsha. They immediately followed it up and on their arrival some of the men standing by a vehicle saw the police and ran away. The members managed to arrest two males age 30 and 28, and a 23 year old female.

Two stolen vehicles were recovered on the scene, a silver Opel Corsa LDV stolen in Bellville South in December 2018, and a maroon Honda Brio hi-jacked in Nyanga March 2019.

The members searched the house and at the back of the front door they found a cooler bag, containing six explosive (AEL) liquid sticks, four green detonators and two silicone tubes containing explosives, a silicone gun, and a cellular telephone which they cannot account for and dagga.

Once charged they are expected to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrates court.

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SAPS NEWS: One of Port Elizabeth's Most Wanted Criminals Shot and Killed by Police

Date: 26/03/2019 Time: 09:40:16

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Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication
South African Police Service

 

As part of crime stabilization and combatting of gang related murders, National Intervention Unit deployed in the Northern Areas launched a manhunt searching for one of the Port Elizabeth’s most wanted suspect this morning, 26 March 2019, in Blesbok Street in Gelvandale, which resulted in the suspect gunned down.

It is alleged that Shakoer Mohammed, also known as Jiggley (26) affiliated to the Spotbouer gang was fatally wounded as he was running away to evade arrest. At about 09:30, members followed up on information and spotted the suspect in Blesbok Street. He started running with police on his heels. In Hartebees Street he pointed a firearm at the police who fired a shot fatally injuring him. A revolver has been found lying next to him.

Shakur was wanted by police for a murder which took place on 27 February 2019 in Dinsmore Street in Shauderville. It is alleged that at about 11:55 on the day, Remo Januarie, aged 40, was shot in the chest while walking in the street. Further investigations revealed that Jiggley was involved and a warrant for his arrest was issued. A case of murder has been opened and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has been informed.

Acting Provincial Commissioner, Maj Gen Thembeka Dyantyi has re-iterated that, “The South African Police Service will be doing everything in our power to ensure that the ongoing gang violence in these areas is stabilized and suspects arrested. Since December 2018 the National Intervention Unit (NIU) and Provincial Tactical Response Team (TRT) have been assigned to the hotspot areas of Gelvandale and Bethelsdorp. An additional deployment of NIU and Special Task Force joined their counterparts in February 2019. These teams are concentrating on stabilization of gangsterism, illegal firearms and trio crimes which remain a priority in the Province,” she said.   

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42-Years Imprisonment for Gruesome Robbery and Murder - Douglas

Date: 25/03/2019 Time: 16:00:35

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Media Statement from Northern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
     

Northern Cape: The police welcome the sentencing of a 42-year man of Douglas. On Monday, 25 March 2019 the Northen Cape High Court sentenced Tebogo Masire(23) to 15-years imprisonment for aggravated robbery, life sentence for murder and a further two years for assault with the intend to commit grievous bodily harm(GBH).

On 28 August 2018 at about 08:30, Helen Janse Van Vuuren(60) was inside ABSA bank to deposit cash belonging to a local supermarket in Douglas, where she was employed . Tebogo Masire entered the bank and stabbed her twice with a knife, before fleeing the scene with the money. The victim died on the scene.

The accused also threatened and attempted to stab another male who tried to intervene. The police immediately activated a manhunt and arrested Masire hours later, at his house in Breipaal. The accused remained in custody up until his sentencing.

The Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Crime Detection in the Northern Cape, Maj Gen Koliswa Otola commended D/Capt James Oliphant for excellent detective work that resulted in this superb sentencing. “Criminals of such heinous crimes need to be removed from our communities to ensure that everyone is and feels safe” said Maj Gen Koliswa.

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