Home invasion: Family attacked, man (35) killed, another (65) seriously wounded, Tongaat

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Home invasion: Family attacked, man (35) killed, another (65) seriously wounded, Tongaat
Home invasion: Family attacked, man (35) killed, another (65) seriously wounded, Tongaat

The KwaZulu Natal Provincial Commissioner Khombinkosi Jula praised Tongaat police officers and the private security officials for working tirelessly in tracing the suspects who killed and also injured innocent victims over the weekend.

The hard work by the team led to the arrest of three suspects aged between 20 and 32 and the recovery of a large amount of money that is suspected to have been stolen during the commission of the crime.

It is alleged that on Saturday, 31 October 2020 at 05:45, a family was attacked at their home in Saib Place in Greylands by a group of unknown men. A 35-year-old man was fatally stabbed and a 65-year-old male was taken to hospital for medical attention with serious stab wounds. The house was ransacked. Safes were emptied and household items were stolen.

A case of murder, attempted murder and house robbery was opened at Tongaat police station for investigation.

On 1 November 2020, at 22:00, the members followed an information which led them to Ndwedwe where two suspects (aged 20 and 22) were arrested and an amount of R85 405- 00 was recovered from one of the suspects. An okapi knife with blood stains was also recovered from the suspects. In the early hours of 2 November 2020, the Tongaat Task Team proceeded to Upper Tongaat where the third suspect aged (32) was arrested.

The suspects were taken to the Tongaat police station for processing and they will appear in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court soon, facing charges of murder, attempted murder and robbery.

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