Suspect's mom refuses to keep mum

2012-06-25 14:37

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A suspected robber's attempt to hide evidence was thwarted when his mother told the police about his intentions, Soweto police said on Monday.

The woman visited her son, 23, in custody on Sunday after his arrest at the weekend in connection with an armed robbery, said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubele.

"He told the mother when she got home she must remove his firearm from a drawer and hide it in the ceiling," he said.

However, after her visit, the woman went straight to police officers and told them of his plan.

Makhubele said the police took the man out of cells and back to his house to show them the firearm in the drawer.

"The firearm was found," he said.

The man would now face an additional charge of the possession of an unlicensed firearm when he appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on an armed robbery charge.

He allegedly robbed a shop in Naledi, Soweto, of airtime, cash, cigarettes and other items last month.

Makhubele said the mother had taught her son that parents did not always support children who got involved in crime.

"We applaud the mother for what she has done."
Read more on:    soweto  |  johannesburg

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.

Embracing sustainability in tobacco agriculture

In Sub-Saharan Africa, farming represents a subsistence lifestyle for millions of people. In recent years though, the development of farming into an economic activity has made a real change in how the land is used in providing for the population.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.