1?863 held in KZN in five days

2013-12-19 00:00

A TOTAL of 1 863 suspects were arrested in KZN in five days for crimes ranging from murder, attempted murder, rape, business robbery, house robbery and kidnapping.

According to provincial SAPS spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker, KZN police have embarked on a number of multi-day operations, starting from December 10 to December 15, in preparation for the festive season. These operations included stop and searches, roadblocks, cordon and searches, the tracing of wanted suspects, illegal firearm raids and high police visibility operations.

“A total of 73 firearms, including rifles, shotguns and pistols, were seized during these operations. Police also recovered 51 stolen motor vehicles,” he said.

The arrested suspects have appeared in various courts around the province and will be sentenced or convicted accordingly.

Meanwhile, a 16-year-old boy died yesterday after being hit by a car on the N2 close to Chesterville in Durban, police confirmed.

He was trying to run across the road when he was struck, Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said.

Also, a 43-year-old nurse was gunned down by three men at Adams Mission in the province.

Joyce Ngenzeni Mkhize was attacked while on her way to work.

No arrests have been made.

The motive for the murder is unknown at this stage.

Join the conversation!

24.com 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.

24.com 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

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 24.com 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.