Newark SAPS warns that vigilantism will not be tolerated

2018-11-21 06:02

A 49 YEAR old woman appeared in the KwaDukuza Magistrates Court facing charges of murder, attempted murder, and kidnapping on Friday, November 9.

Thandiwe Masinga was remanded in custody until her next court appearance on November 14.

It is alleged that in May, the accused and her four accomplices went to a house in Bulwer Farm, in the Newark policing precinct, and accosted two males.

The men were allegedly assaulted with bush knives and wooden sticks and stabbed with spears. Lungisani Buthelezi (18) succumbed to his injuries while the second victim (20) managed to flee after sustaining serious injuries.

Cases of murder, attempted murder, and kidnapping were opened at Newark police station for investigation.

According to SAPS provincial spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele, police worked around the clock to find the suspects.

“Four men aged between 19 and 43 were arrested two months ago and taken to court where they were remanded in custody.

“Police investigations continued and it led to the arrest of Masinga, who had fled the area. The accused had suspected the victims of committing crimes in the area but no cases against the victims could be found. Acts of vigilantism will not be tolerated in this province and people are urged to report criminal activities to the police who will investigate and arrest the suspects,” Mbele said.

NEXT ON NEWS24X

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.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Reporting Accountant

Cape Town
Network Finance Professional / Prudential
R310 000.00 - R360 000.00 Per Year

IT Manager (contract)

Cape Town CBD
Communicate Cape Town IT
R330 000.00 - R458 000.00 Per Year

HSE Manager

Cape Town
Tumaini Consulting
R550 000.00 - R650 000.00 Per Year

Property [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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.

Settings

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.