Nine suspects arrested for murder and attempted murders, Nyanga

South African Police Service

Nine suspects arrested for murder and attempted murders, Nyanga
Nine suspects arrested for murder and attempted murders, Nyanga

The Nyanga Detectives pursued every avenue to bring to book perpetrators of serious and violent crimes in their area. Nine suspects were arrested during a tracing operation conducted by the Detective’s Serious and Violent Crimes Unit.

Four suspects aged between 19 and 52 were arrested at about 03:40 for a case of murder which had occurred in June last year, 2018, in Heinz Park. The suspects had allegedly came to the victim’s house while he was busy in his yard and stabbed him. The victim was taken to hospital and later succumbed due to injuries sustained.

Through various networking investigation processes the suspects were arrested today. While the detectives were arresting them they recovered and confiscated 30 dagga trees, 21 dagga plants in foam cups, a glass tank to grow dagga, glass bottles of dagga, 30 dried dagga branches, 72 sachets of dagga and cash. An additional charge of dealing in dagga will be added to the murder charge.

Three other suspects aged 23, 26 and 28 were also arrested at about 04:30 in Veza Old Crossroads for a case of murder and attempted murder. The trio had allegedly shot the victim and a relative in November last year, 2018, in Uxolo Street in Crossroads. Earlier in that day the suspects had bumped the deceased with their car and had an argument in Lansdowne Road in Crossroads. Later that day the suspects allegedly went to the victim’s house shot him and his relative on his left hand. They were both taken to hospital and the former died later due to injuries he sustained.

The last two suspects were arrested for two cases of attempted murder. One suspect, 26 was arrested at about 01:30 in Bester Homes in Crossroads. The suspect had allegedly shot and injured another man on Sunday accusing him of having a relationship with his girlfriend. The last suspect, 34 was arrested at about 08:30 today for repeatedly stabbing a 25 year old woman in Ramaphosa Squatter Camp in Browns Farm. The woman was asleep when she felt someone stabbing her and when she woke up she saw the suspect standing on top of her stabbing her repeatedly. The victim pleaded with the suspect to stop but he continued stabbing her threatening that he will kill her and all her other relatives.

The woman managed to fight the suspect and he fled the scene. The victim was rushed to and remains in hospital.

All the nine suspects will appear in Athlone Magistrate Court on Monday 18 February 2019, facing charges of murder and attempted murder.

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