Murders sentenced

2015-05-05 06:00

Two cases of illegal possession of stolen and prohibited goods and a case of armed robbery is under investigation in the Mitchell’s Plain police cluster.

Mitchell’s Plain police investigating officer Warrant Officer Dedrick April also secured a successful prosecution of two members of the Dixie Boys for murder under the new Prevention of Organised Crime Act.

Justin Farmer (31) and Kashief Kafuka (26) were found guilty of the murder of a 21-year-old man on Tuesday 5 October 2010, says police spokesperson Sergeant Jerome Voegt.

“The men approached the victim while he was walking and asked if he was a member of rival gang. They then shot and killed him,” Voegt says.

Both men remained in custody since their arrest in 2010 and were handed a 28 year prison sentence of which six years is suspended. Both men were also declared unfit to possess a firearm. Their sentence commenced on Sunday 15 March.

. On Thursday 23 April at 12:00 the Lentegeur police Crime Prevention Unit was busy with stop and search duties when they received information of a firearm being held in Woodlands, confirms police spokesperson Sergeant Cathy Meyer.

“The officers followed up on the information which led them to Barnard Court in Jason Street. Here they recovered a Petro Beretta 9mm firearm with 15 rounds of live ammunition,” Meyer says.

A 36-years-old man was arrested and is due to appear in court today on related charges.

. Earlier last week on Wednesday 22 April at 13:10, a 51-year-old Beacon Valley woman was robbed in Strandfontein, confirms cluster spokesperson Sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka. “After she stopped in front of a house in Genoa Crescent, a black car made a fast U-turn in front of her. Three unknown men then jumped out and approached her while she was knocking on door,” Mnyaka says.

It is understood that one suspects cocked a gun and put it against her head.

“The suspect then opened her handbag and took R8 000, her ID book and bank cards. The other two armed suspects took her cellphone from the car,” he says.

The three men, all dressed in black then got back into the black car and drove off in an unknown direction.

. On Tuesday 21 April at 04:40 police received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in Bayview while on patrol says Lieutenant Lance Goliath. “On arrival in Seafarer Street a white Volkswagen Jetta was spotted with three occupants. When the men saw the police they jumped out and ran but police managed to apprehend one of them. The other two suspects managed to get away and are still at large,” he says.

When police searched the car they seized a 9mm Colt pistol found on the front seat.

Further investigation revealed that the car was stolen earlier this month in Mfuleni.

The 23-year-old Tafelsig man was arrested and has appeared in court.

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Anyone with information on these incidents are urged to call Strandfontein police on 021 370 1500 or CrimeStop on 08600 10111

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