Homeless man killed

2015-05-05 06:00
Claremont police station reports that a homeless man was killed during a fight with another homeless man in Claremont Boulevard. The suspect was arrested and charged with murder. 

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astrid februare

Claremont police station reports that a homeless man was killed during a fight with another homeless man in Claremont Boulevard. The suspect was arrested and charged with murder. PHOTO: astrid februare

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A homeless man died in a fight with another homeless person on a Claremont street.

Captain Angie Latchman, spokesperson of Claremont police cluster, says an altercation allegedly happened between two homeless persons along Claremont Boulevard on Saturday 28 March at about 14:00. One of the two died on the street.

“During the altercation the deceased was kicked several times on his head and body by the suspect and he died as a result of those injuries,” she says. He was declared dead at the scene by attending paramedics.

Latchman says the deceased has been identified as 49-year-old Xolani Stali. The suspect, Simphiwe Jaca, was arrested and has already appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on a charge of murder.

It was also reported that a Rondebosch Community Improvement District (RCID) hub controller noticed a man on a bicycle in Weltevreden Avenue on last Wednesday at about 03:43.

The controller used the RCID camera in Tullyallen Road.

Latchman says the controller immediately radioed a private security patrol officer who questioned the suspect. He could not give any valid reason for being in the area. The security officer then called the Ronde­bosch police who arrested the cyclist for possession of stolen goods.

A resident’s son was robbed outside his house in Berket Road on Saturday 4 April at 13:34. The resident called the Claremont police station to report that his son had been robbed by four men driving a silver or grey vehicle, says Latchman.

The man reported that the suspects drove past, stopped and grabbed his son’s cellphone, wallet, keys and remote. They then sped away

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