Man who shot six behind bars

2016-09-22 06:00
 Constable sandiso Zamxaka.

Constable sandiso Zamxaka.

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Meticulous investigation and community assistance has led to the arrest of a man who shot six tarvern patrons in Khayelitsha’s F Section a fortnight ago.

Lingelethu West police spokeswoman Constable Xoliswa Nyalambisa said the suspect was arrested after a detective attached to the station, Constable Sandiso Zamxaka, pinned him down following a “dilligent investigation” that was aided by community members.

“The suspect was held for a case of attempted murder after he opened fire at Madlamini`s Tavern two weeks ago, shooting six people in the process,” said Cst Nyalambisa.

She said the detective’s work was made possible by the willingness of the communbity to come forward with information.

Nyalambisa said the suspect is due to appear at the Khayelitsha Magistrates Court on Friday.

.Meanwhile five suspects were also arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle in Site B on Monday.

Police received information from the community about a stolen vehicle in Khayelitsha.

SAPS spokeswoman Noxolo Rwexane said after receiving the information, police went to a house in the area and found four men at the premises.

“ Upon further investigation, they found a stolen vehicle in the garage, which had been hijacked two weeks prior in Philippi and the vehicle had been totally stripped of its parts,” said Rwexane.

Another vehicle, which had been built up with the parts of the stolen vehicle was also discovered and a female suspect was also arrested.

.Also three suspects were arrested on Friday in connection with a UCT students’ armed robbery that took place in Khayelitsha recently.

Three male suspects, aged between 24 and 30 years will also appear at the Khayelitsha Magistrates’ Court, facing charges of armed robbery.

Detectives attached to Khayelitsha SAPS followed up on information received from the community and it led to the arrests of the three men.

The suspects were charged for the robbery of UCT students, which occurred about three weeks ago in the area.

The police recovered some of the items which had been stolen, at the house of the suspects.

Brigadier Mkhuseli Nkwitshi, the station commander of Khayelitsha SAPS applauded his police members in their dedication to fight crime.

He also lauded the community for their support and involvement in the fight against criminals.

.Elsewhere in Philippi police have launched a spirited #CrimeMustFall campaign nabbing 76 suspects during a high density crime prevention operation in that vicinity over the weekend.

The Philippi police are working around the clock to eradicate crime and bring its perpetrators to book. Police members hold crime prevention operations as well as tracing operations regularly.

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