Mthatha operation successes: Rapist, murderers, drug dealers arrested

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Mthatha operation successes: Rapist, murderers, drug dealers arrested
Mthatha operation successes: Rapist, murderers, drug dealers arrested

In honor of Women’s Day, police in Mthatha Cluster conducted Operation Basadi concentrating on search for illegal firearms, drugs, wanted suspects between 9 and 11 August 2019.

Mthatha Vispol members have arrested a 24 year old man after he was found in possession of 19 × sachets of Tik, 4 halves Mandrax and R125 in cash at his home at Payne locality in Mthatha on the 9 August 2019 at about 16:50. He was charged for possession and dealing in drugs.

A 20 year old man was arrested for possession of a 9mm pistol with 12 rounds of ammunition at Chris Hani Park in Mthatha on the 9 August 2019, at about 20:50. He was charged for possession of an unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

Meanwhile, two wanted murder suspects with ages 32 and 38 have been arrested by Mthatha Detectives for allegedly stabbing and killing a 69 year old headman at a traditional ceremony at Dlomo locality Tabase A/A on the 10 August 2019, at about 03:00. It is alleged that the deceased went to relieve himself when he was attacked by the suspects. Motive is yet to be established. The two was arrested the same day at about 09:00. They were charged for murder.

Following a case of murder where a 25 year old man who was found dead with multiple wounds on his upper body at Lujizweni No 4 in Ngqeleni on the 6 August 2019, two wanted suspects have been arrested by Ngqeleni Detectives at the same locality on the 10 August at about 06:00. They were charged for murder.

A 25 and 33 year old men were arrested by Ngqeleni Vispol members after they were found in possession of 12 Tik sachets, 4 full Mandrax and 1 half Mandrax at Lujecweni loc Ngqeleni at about 01:35. They were charged for possession and dealing in drugs.

A 23 year old man was arrested by Ngqeleni Vispol members after he was found in possession of 4 Mandrax and whilst a 27 year old man was arrested for possession of 7 full Mandrax, 3 quarters of Mandrax and 4 sachets of Tik at Buntingville locality in Ngqeleni yesterday at about 22h30.

Lastly, Mthatha Family, Child and Sexual Offence Unit have arrested a 58 year old man who is a Traditional Healer at Bukwini locality in Ngqeleni on the 11 August 2019 at about 13:00. It is alleged that the suspect raped a 19 year old who went to seek help on the at the traditional healer’s home where he allegedly ordered her to undress and raped her on the 6 August at about 20:00. He was charged with rape.

All the suspects will appear before their respective courts today. The Acting Cluster Commander Brigadier Mandlakhe Twala applauded these members.

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