A 31 year old suspect appeared in Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Monday 20 May 2019, on a murder charge. The suspect allegedly stabbed and fatally wounded a 30 year old man on Saturday night 18 May 2019, in Mqabazana Street in Browns Farm, Philippi.
According to reports the suspect, the victim and two other neighbours were drinking whilst watching soccer in the suspect’s shack when an argument ensued. The suspect chased the victim out, where after the victim started breaking windows and doors of the suspect’s shack. The suspect then stabbed the deceased who sustained chest and head injuries which led to his death. The suspect was arrested and detained.
Two other suspects aged 22 and 26 were arrested at about 00:20 by members of the Western Cape Flying Squad in Jephta Masemola Street in Crossroads. The members were busy with crime prevention duties when they noticed a White Kia Serato parked without the back registration plate. Upon further investigation they discovered that the vehicle had the front registration plate which was for a Ford Focus reportedly hijacked in Delft.
While members were waiting for a tow truck to remove the vehicle, four suspects appeared from the shacks and proceeded to the vehicle. They were stopped while trying to drive away with the vehicle. Two of them, a man and a woman who are from Europe Informal Settlement in Gugulethu were apprehended and detained for the possession of a hijacked vehicle. The other two managed to flee. They are being sought by police. The suspects are also expected to appear in Athlone Magistrate’s Court this week for the possession of a hijacked vehicle.
As from 13 May 2019 until 19 May 2019, a total of 145 suspects were apprehended in the Nyanga Policing Precinct. The arrests were made during various operations conducted in the precinct of which 89 of these arrests were made over the weekend.
Thirty eight suspects were apprehended for the possession of drugs and various assorted narcotics were confiscated, 15 for dangerous weapons (various dangerous weapons were confiscated), 16 for drunken driving and four for house robberies and hijacking.
Other arrests were made for crimes against women and children, possession of stolen property, murder and attempted murder, dealing in liquor and various other crimes. A large quantity of liquor were also confiscated during raids conducted at shebeens.
Some suspects appeared in various courts on Monday, 20 May 2019, while others will appear as soon as they are charged.
The members were applauded for their vigilance and assistance in the fight against crime in the Nyanga area.
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