Daily Archives: March 19, 2020

Two nabbed with hijacked vehicle and firearm

DURBAN - In the early hours of this morning, the Ethekwini Central Cluster Task Team followed up information with regards to a suspect involved in a murder.

It is alleged that on 08 March 2020 at 21:50, Mpholisi Khanyile (31) was fatally shot at Ridgeview in Cato Manor by a suspect who fled the scene in a getaway vehicle. The team proceeded to Umbilo to trace the suspects involved. The suspect’s vehicle was spotted parked in Umbilo. It was established at the scene that the disc of the vehicle did not match the number plate.

Police officers waited and held observation until the suspect approached the vehicle. He entered the vehicle with another man and they proceeded to Cato Manor where they were intercepted by the team. A search was conducted inside the vehicle and an unlicensed firearm with ammunition was found. The initial investigation conducted at the scene established that the vehicle was hijacked at Unit BB in Imbali on 03 October 2019 and that a case of carjacking was opened at Plessislaer SAPS for investigation.

The two suspects aged 30 and 32 were placed under arrest for possession of suspected stolen property as well as possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. The vehicle was also impounded for further investigation. The recovered firearm will be subjected to ballistic testing to check if it was used in the murder at Cato Manor as well as other serious and violent cases in the country. The suspects will be appearing at the Durban Magistrates Court today.

KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula commended the task team for the arrest of the suspects and the recovery of the hijacked vehicle.

Source: South African Police Service

Murder suspect arrested in Point

DURBAN - On 1 July 2019, Point police received a report of a murder at Mahatma Gandhi Road and proceeded to the scene. On arrival they found the body of Xoli Ngueli (25) with a stab wound on the chest. He was certified dead at…

Bank employee in hot water for theft

POTCHEFSTROOM - 29-year-old Nonhlanhla Phillona Matinyane (29), employed as a bank teller, reappeared in the Swartruggens Magistrates’ Court yesterday, 18 March 2020 for theft. The accused was granted R1 500-00 bail and the case was postponed until Wednesday, 08 April 2020.Matinyane was arrested on Monday,…

Bank employee in hot water for theft

POTCHEFSTROOM - 29-year-old Nonhlanhla Phillona Matinyane (29), employed as a bank teller, reappeared in the Swartruggens Magistrates’ Court yesterday, 18 March 2020 for theft. The accused was granted R1 500-00 bail and the case was postponed until Wednesday, 08 April 2020.Matinyane was arrested on Monday,…

Provincial Anti-Gang Unit nabs 31 suspects

POTCHEFSTROOM – The Anti-Gang Unit has within the first months of establishment by the Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, achieved significant successes. The unit which started operating on Thursday, 20 February 2020 made inroads into gangsterism by arresting 31 suspects for various offences. In…