5 arrested for Muldersdrift teen shooting

2012-09-12 14:17

Johannesburg - Five men accused of attacking and robbing a family, killing a teenage girl in the process, have been arrested, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said four Zimbabweans and a South African were arrested on Tuesday.

"Three suspects were surprised at an informal settlement in Zwartkops and two were cornered in Diepsloot."

A memory card belonging to one of the teenage girls was found in possession of one of the men.

A 13-year-old girl, her 17-year-old sister, and their father were shot and robbed by a group of robbers outside their home in Muldersdrift last week.

The men ordered the family out of their car and took their cellphones before shooting them.

The man and his daughters were rushed to hospital, where the youngest died on arrival.

Muldersdrift has been experiencing a crime wave.

  • NERD - 2012-09-12 14:40

    Hope they law will do what's right.... A life sentence and nothing less....

      digger.dighead - 2012-09-12 23:49

      Must give the law credit for the swift apprehension of these evil things...just wish they could be turned over to me for proper punishment. These things have only got caught now, just think what they have been up to throughout their lives!!

  • jan.human - 2012-09-12 14:41

    This one Sandy?

  • richard.sloman.5 - 2012-09-12 14:45

    Hang 'em high...

  • kyle.veitch - 2012-09-12 14:54

    my family and i moved out of murdersdrift 5 years ago due to the same crime wave surely it should of been to an end already SAPS.

  • stuka.nel - 2012-09-12 15:03

    pitty they didnt resist arrest and got blown to pieces..sub-human waste of placenta savages!

  • avaneyk - 2012-09-12 15:04

    The whole country has been experiencing a crime wave for the last 20 yrs . Even more now with half of Zimbabwe on our streets. It is all so ...

      shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-12 15:07

      for sure, the sad thing is: ± 20 odd years back, you would hear of someone who knew someone who knew someone that had been robbed. But today its almost always someone in your immediate family or friends circle. & I blame this K*K justice system of ours that gives the criminal a pat on the back and a kiss on the cheek -

  • Hemlock - 2012-09-12 15:05

    Hang them high!

  • richard.groenewald.9 - 2012-09-12 15:08

    Zimbabweans have more rights in this country than SA born whites.

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-12 15:13


      allhaleto.theale - 2012-09-12 15:34

      Let's all go on strike until we get it back. Seriously though, we need to start hounding the politicians for a referendum on it.

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-09-12 17:20

      I'm with you on that. And throw out any foreigner who doesn't contribute to our economy by supplying essential skills. That's how it works in the rest of the world. Why must SA be the dustbin for all this rubbish?

  • ingrid.oberholzer - 2012-09-12 15:18

    One of my customers has a trading store in Muldersdrift she was so badly beaten in an attack, the hospital staff called the family and told them to say goodbye, they felt a pulse and R500K later she survived. She remembers a male walking into her store, when she truned to help him he attacked her. To this day no one has been arrested, the case dropped.

  • andrew.arnesen - 2012-09-12 16:47

    I live in Muldersdrift and, to date, touch wood, only our rabbits have been going missing, one by one... I am convinced it is the new shopping complex that they are building- the developers have brought in tin shacks for workers and it is probably them who are causing the crime wave in and around the area... And I have personal reason not to trust some of the Muldersdrift SAPS...

      godesha - 2012-09-12 19:48

      What you are saying about the construction workers makes sense. I have been living in the Muldersdrift area for almkst 10 years and so far we have not had a problem either. It worries me though, because you can never say that it cannot happen to you.

  • joey.leroux2 - 2012-09-12 16:47

    its the punishment that counts now..

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-09-12 16:52

    Kill them.. Simple .

  • edna.errenrich - 2012-09-12 16:55

    And they wonder why there is xenophobia, get rid of these foreigners by whatever means and dont lend Bob any money when all are gone we can annex Zim and start making it profitable again

  • tshenolo.motswe - 2012-09-12 17:17

    Crime in that area its worse,why kill and shoot innocent people,I believe that they should be punished!security visibility should be enforced in that area,and corrugated houses should be removed as well,streets light and there are so many things which needs to be done!

  • sedeshan - 2012-09-12 17:34

    I'm glad they caught the pieces of crap. When I first read about this, I was so angered at how easy it was for them to shoot an innocent family. Then I thought about the 1000's of unreported cases that happen daily in SA and really got worried...I just pray that nothing happens to my loved ones because I would kill those responsible.

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-09-12 18:42

    Show us who they are News24! Let the public take their turn on these sick savages! Make an example of them!

  • josie.russell.10 - 2012-09-12 21:01

    BRING BACK CAPITAL PUNISHMENT - even our s$%* prisons are too good for these murdering bastards

      james.looch - 2012-09-12 21:47

      The African National Circus will NEVER hang their voters!

  • mmametse.matsapola - 2012-10-01 14:18

    First the Muldersdrift family then our beloved former boxer, All killed by Zims, we need a death penalty for all those who kill us and our rhinos. Congrats to the police force for the arrests, next time shoot them.

  • talana.malherbe - 2012-10-01 15:26

    And the crime rate has gone down??? What BS!!

  • pages:
  • 1