Seven held for murders over the weekend

2015-09-21 09:54
One of the cars recovered by combined action team members believed to have been stolen from the Mountain Rise area.

One of the cars recovered by combined action team members believed to have been stolen from the Mountain Rise area. (Supplied)

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PIETERMARITZBURG’s crime fighting heroes notched up several arrests over the weekend for two separate violent murders in the city.

Members of the combined action team (CAT) arrested three teenagers, aged between 18 and 19 years, for the murder of Sandile Ngcobo (19).

Ngcobo was allegedly confronted by the three men in a bush on Veerappa Road in Northdale last week.

He was allegedly robbed of his cellphone before being assaulted and stabbed to death.

CAT traced the three teenagers to the Site 11 informal settlement in Woodlands and made the arrests on Friday night.

It is believed that one of the men gave crucial information about a car theft syndicate operating in Mountain Rise, resulting in the further arrest of one man from Sobantu who was in possession of two cars — a Mazda Midge and a Toyota Corolla — believed to have been stolen from the Mountain Rise area.

In the second bust, CAT members arrested four men for the murder of “Nhlalakahle” Mkhize who was killed at his home in an informal settlement near Northway Mall.

Mkhize was allegedly stabbed to death on Sunday last week. The motive for the killing is unknown.

Mountain Rise station commander Brigadier Francis Bantham commended the CAT members on the arrest.

“We will not tolerate any lawlessness in our area and we will not rest until crime is brought to a minimum,” Bantham said

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