Three arrested for running daycare on hijacked property in JHB

2018-08-25 12:36
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba. (Picture: Jabu Kumalo )

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba. (Picture: Jabu Kumalo )

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

Three people who allegedly ran a child daycare centre at a hijacked property in Ridgeway, south of Johannesburg, were arrested on Friday night. 

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba said in a statement that the arrests follow on from a sting operation led by the City’s group forensic and investigation services (GFIS) department, which found that the owner of the property owes the City R105 000 for services.

The SA Police Service and the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department formed part of the operation.

Read: Siblings arrested for allegedly hijacking property in Johannesburg

"It is alleged that the rightful owner bought the property from Nedbank in September 2015 and had a warrant of ejectment obtained and served by the sheriff on the occupier, who was the previous owner of the property," said Mashaba. 

"The previous owner agreed to adhere to the order and move out within 10 days of having been served but never moved out."

According to Mashaba, another eviction order was granted and executed in March this year and security officers were appointed to guard the property, but on the same day the previous owner reinvaded the property and had the security officers arrested and charged with malicious damage to property.

Read more: 2 Johannesburg property developers in court for stealing water

"I am delighted that another property owner has finally gained control of their property which was in the hands of the hijackers. This brings the total number of properties handed back to their rightful owners [in Johannesburg] to 28.

"Criminals must know that they might run, but there is no place for them to hide in Johannesburg.  Operation Buya Mthetho remains determined to ensuring that the rule of law is restored to our communities."

The three are expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday. They will be charged with trespassing and malicious damage to property.

Read more on:    herman mashaba  |  johannesburg  |  crime  |  housing

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.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Audit Senior / Bookkeeper to Trial Balance

Cape Town Southern Suburbs
Placement Point (Pty) Ltd
R15 000.00 - R21 000.00 Per Month

Sales Representative- Knysna

George - Knysna
George Employment Consultants
R15 000.00 Per Month Per Month

Key Accounts - IT

Southern Shore Recruitment
R15 000.00 - R25 000.00 Per Month

Property [change area]

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.