Murder, rape, stolen vehicle: Crime in CT informal settlements rising

South African Police Service

Murder, rape, stolen vehicle: Crime in CT informal settlements rising
Murder, rape, stolen vehicle: Crime in CT informal settlements rising

Strides have been made to address contact crime in the Nyanga policing precinct, which resulted in the arrest of five suspects after incidents of murder and rape were reported.

Two women aged 28 and 34 handed themselves over to police after they had allegedly stabbed a 17 year old girl in Kosovo Informal Settlement. It is alleged that the three had an argument after they had been drinking together. The pair stabbed the victim and she was rushed to hospital where she died on arrival.

In an unrelated incident two men, aged 25 and 28, were also arrested today, 2 July 2018, on two cases of rape.

According to information the suspects had allegedly raped two women over the weekend in Siyahlala and Siyazenzela Informal Settlements in Browns Farm. Both women were walking at night when they were dragged by the suspects to their residences. One suspect was arrested while in his residence with the victim and the other suspect was arrested through a tip off from the community.

In yet another case a 30 year old man was also arrested yesterday for being in possession of a stolen vehicle, a white LDV, in Thabo Mbeki informal Settlement. Police received information about the suspicious vehicle and while they were approaching the vehicle two suspects ran away in an effort to evade arrest. However the police caught one of them. The vehicle had been reported stolen in Nyanga.

All five suspects, aged between 25 and 34 are expected to appear in the Athlone, Wynberg and Philippi Magistrate’s Courts facing charges of murder, rape and possession of a stolen vehicle.

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