Detectives’ work yields positive results

2016-09-08 06:00
 Photo: andile sithole Verulam detectives (from left) Captain Mark Prakasim, Warrant Officer Anesh Haridhan, Warrant Officer Kelvin Moodley and Constable R. Subramoney are over the moon after securing successful convictions.

Photo: andile sithole Verulam detectives (from left) Captain Mark Prakasim, Warrant Officer Anesh Haridhan, Warrant Officer Kelvin Moodley and Constable R. Subramoney are over the moon after securing successful convictions.

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TWO teams of detectives investigating serious cases in the north of Durban were applauded for a major breakthrough in a murder and armed robbery case that happened last year.

The two teams, led by Warrant Officers­ Anesh Haridhan and Kelvin Moodley stationed at Verulam police station, have worked tirelessly since last year chasing leads in the murder and house robbery cases.

The first team, led by Haridhan, arrested­ Adolphas Ngcobo (28) last year for murder.

Ngcobo was sentenced to 17 years imprisonment at Verulam Regional court last week for the murder of Khanyisile Mankunsa (29), a Redcliffe resident who was stabbed to death at her house in September 2015.

In another case, Haridhan and his team arrested two men for the murder of Linda Dlomo (38), who was stabbed to death in Canelands.

Yandisa Nkomela (21) and Yondela Dlanjwa (26) were each sentenced to 16 years imprisonment at the Verulam Regional court last week.

Haridhan said that both suspects were arrested within few days after the incident.

The second team, led by Warrant Officer Kelvin Moodley, bust a house robbery syndicate in Oaklands.

Thabiso Mofokeng (30), was sentenced­ to 10 years’ at the Verulam Regional court on 20 July.

Moodley told the Weekly that his team had worked relentlessly since last year following information that led to the arrest of the suspect.

“We worked days and nights looking for the suspect throughout the province.

“We received a tip-off from our sources about his whereabouts and he was arrested and charged with house robbery,” he said.

Police spokesperson in Verulam Captain Mark Prakasim commended the members for their outstanding work.

“The management of the station would like to commend the members for their dedication and we hope the harsh sentences will serve as a warning to other criminals.

“We are over the moon that the teams have been working hard on the cases since last year,” he said.

Verulam Community Policing Forum­ launched its website in a bid to weed out criminal activities in the north of Durban.

The website has numbers that will assist the community in case of an emergency.

Chairperson of Verulam Community Policing Forum Duncan Dube said the website will help develop proper communication between the police, CPF members and the community.

He further urged residents to play a pivotal role in the fight against crime.

“We urge the community to participate in meetings and projects organised by the CPF in their respective sectors.

“We are optimistic that working together can make Verulam a much safer place in which to liv,” he said.

For more information about the website visit cpf-verulam.page.tl or email Dube­ on duncandube22@ gmail.com

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