1?863 held in KZN in five days

2013-12-19 00:00

A TOTAL of 1 863 suspects were arrested in KZN in five days for crimes ranging from murder, attempted murder, rape, business robbery, house robbery and kidnapping.

According to provincial SAPS spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker, KZN police have embarked on a number of multi-day operations, starting from December 10 to December 15, in preparation for the festive season. These operations included stop and searches, roadblocks, cordon and searches, the tracing of wanted suspects, illegal firearm raids and high police visibility operations.

“A total of 73 firearms, including rifles, shotguns and pistols, were seized during these operations. Police also recovered 51 stolen motor vehicles,” he said.

The arrested suspects have appeared in various courts around the province and will be sentenced or convicted accordingly.

Meanwhile, a 16-year-old boy died yesterday after being hit by a car on the N2 close to Chesterville in Durban, police confirmed.

He was trying to run across the road when he was struck, Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said.

Also, a 43-year-old nurse was gunned down by three men at Adams Mission in the province.

Joyce Ngenzeni Mkhize was attacked while on her way to work.

No arrests have been made.

The motive for the murder is unknown at this stage.

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