Suspected killers arrested

2011-11-11 00:00

FOUR suspects believed to be part of a gang that killed two people in the space of five days during four armed robberies were arrested by the Port Shepstone tactical response team in Mehlomnyama on Wednesday.

Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid expressed concern about the attacks. She said police have worked hard in their investigations and the swift arrests of the men were welcomed.

On Tuesday night two men in their twenties were shot at a residence in Louisiana at around 7.30 pm. One man died as a result of the shooting and the other was taken to hospital where he is in a stable condition. Both victims were shot in the face.

Cases of attempted murder and murder are being investigated.

Just after 1.30 pm on Tuesday a business in Mehlomnyama was robbed by a gang of armed men.

“Five men allegedly entered a shop in Qwabe location and threatened the owners of the shop with a firearm.”

The robbers assaulted three Chinese nationals and two other men, clubbing them with a firearm.

“Five cellphones and cash were taken from the victims,” Wiid said. The victims were taken to hospital for treatment. A case of business robbery has been opened for investigation.

Just after midnight on Sunday a 50-year-old woman was stabbed in the back of her neck during an attack by a group of men.

The woman was walking from a tavern in Louisiana at the time. The attackers feld with her cellphones and money .

Wiid said, “The victim took police back to a tavern and was able to point out two of the suspects from the gang that attacked her. They were detained and her cellphone was recovered.”

Siphesihle Mhlaluka and Songezo Sophazi appeared in Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday charged with robbery. The case was adjourned to November 14 for further investigation. They will remain in custody.

The Witness reported on Monday that a middle-aged man was killed in his home in St Faith’s, Louisiana, in the early hours of last Friday morning. Frederick Jorgensen (56) was killed with two stab wounds to his chest after a gang of armed men barged into his home just after midnight.

Wiid said that Jorgensen and his wife were asleep when the gang forced opened the burglar guard and gained entry into the house.

“The wife of the deceased was forced to hand over keys to the safe. She was left unharmed but in a state of shock.”

The gang fled with cellphones and cash. “We are investigating the possibility that the same group is involved in all these cases,” said Wiid.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.