Crime roundup

2016-11-16 06:00
Photo: supplied The 9mm pistol and live ammunition retrieved by the SAPS at the Maqokomela area in Ndwedwe.

Photo: supplied The 9mm pistol and live ammunition retrieved by the SAPS at the Maqokomela area in Ndwedwe.

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Man hacked to death - A 60-year-old man was hacked to death last Friday, 11 November, at the Mgigimbe area after a man apparently believed that his girlfriend was involved in an affair with the deceased.
The deceased was allegedly found engaging in a sexual act with the woman when the murder occurred.

A male suspect was arrested in connection with the murder and the police retrieved a cane knife, which is believed to be the murder weapon.

The suspect appeared in the KwaDukuza's Magistrate's Court on Monday, 14 November.

Two arrested for murder - Two suspects were arrested in Lindelani for attempted murder and murder after they allegedly stabbed a man to death following an argument.

The incident took place on Saturday, 12 November at around 7.30pm in Lindelani E section when an argument between two groups made up of two individuals each resulted in the members of the one group being stabbed. One of them died while the other sustained injuries.

Security guards strike - On Tuesday morning, brief strike action by security guards broke out at the Mandeni Mall which police believe was a result of one of the guards having being issued with a letter terminating her employment with immediate effect.

The furious security guards allegedly locked all the gates entering the mall.

The police were called to the scene and the mall was operational soon after.

Pupils arrested - During a school safety programme and a raid by the SAPS at Sinenhlanhle Secondary School by the Glendale VISPOL, two pupils were found in possession of dangerous weapons, knives, on school premises and were arrested.

Another pupil was found in possession of 25grams marijuana.

The three pupils, all aged 18, were arrested by the police.

Four arrested - Four suspects were arrested last week for robbing a tavern in Driefontein, uMhlali, last week.

The robbery allegedly occurred at around 10.30pm on Thursday when one case of vodka and R3 500 in cash were stolen.

The suspects were arrested in the Shakashead area on Friday morning at around 2.30am.

The suspects were apprehended by the community and the police were notified and responded swiftly to ensure the suspects were apprehended.

-An argument over a cellular phone resulted in Mvelo Mpanza (25) being stabbed to death at the Hlomendlini area in New Ark.

Sipho Sibusiso Thusi (23) was arrested in connection with the murder on Friday, 4 November and appeared in the KwaDukuza Magistrate's court on Monday, 7 November.

The SAPS have commended detective sergeant Khambule for his swift reaction which ensured the suspect was arrested before he could be at large.

According to the police, the knife used to stab Mpanza to death could not be retrieved.

-In a separate incident, Thembinkosi Treasure Mvuyani, commonly known as Toti, was arrested last Friday at the Maqokomela area in Ndwedwe for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm.

An intelligence-driven operation conducted by various units of the SAPS led to Mvuyani's arrest who was in possession of a 9mm pistol and 11 rounds of ammunition.

-In another incident, the KwaDukuza SAPS were quick to arrest three males suspected of an attempted robbery at a private residence at Dolphin Crescent in Blythedale Beach on Wednesday, 2 November.

According to the complainant, four suspects had attempted the robbery. However, the SAPS arrested three of them who are Thamsanqa Mbonambi (18), Amanda Bennie and Mlungisi Shazi (18) who appeared in the KwaDukuza Magistrate's court on Thursday, 3 November.

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