Chatsworth police embarked on targeted multi-disciplinary operations within the policing precinct. Over this weekend, police arrested suspects for conspiracy to commit murder, murder, housebreaking, drug possession, dealing in liquor without a license as well as the possession of dangerous weapons.
On 13 February 2021, police arrested a 20-year-old suspect for murder after he had fatally stabbed his father in the Bottlebrush Informal Settlement. It is alleged that an altercation had occurred where the son had demanded money. The father refused which resulted in the accused stabbing his father. The accused was arrested on 14 February at his home in Chatsworth and is expected to appear on 15 February 2021, in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court.
In a separate incident, police arrested a 35-year-old suspect on 14 February 2021 after he had attempted to burgle a home in Chatsworth. The suspect was found in possession of housebreaking implements as well as a multi coloured speaker, radio, equaliser and a screwdriver. The accused will appear at the Chatsworth Magistrates Court.
A 23-year-old-suspect is appearing today at the Chatsworth Magistrates Court on charges of conspiracy to commit murder. On 13 February 2021 at 21:30 the suspect was arrested by Chatsworth police at Shall cross after he assisted another male to petrol bomb a home in Shallcross. Police were summoned to the scene and petrol bomb was retrieved and disposed of by police.
The Acting KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Major General Thulani Gonya celebrated the Chatsworth police for operation which led to the arrest of the suspects. “These operations will send a message to criminals that police will not tolerate errant behaviour as police continue to adopt a zero tolerance approach,” he said.