Daily Archives: January 14, 2021

Hijacking suspect arrested

Police in Port Elizabeth recovered a hijacked vehicle within an hour after the e-hailing taxi driver was hijacked in Newton Park last night, 13 January 2021.

It is alleged that at about 19:45, as the 21-year-old complainant, dropped off a client in Hudson Street and while still busy with the person, a white Renault Megane stopped next to him. Four unknown males approached his vehicle and demanded his cellphone. They took his cellphone, a bag and the customer’s cash. They drove off and seconds later made a U-turn and returned demanding the keys to his blue Suzuki Celerio vehicle.

The tracker in the vehicle was activated and at about 20:30, the District Crime Combatting Unit found both vehicles parked outside a house in Gumede Street in Kwadwesi.

A suspect was seen running away from the mentioned address and was apprehended in the street. As he ran, he dropped a firearm (toygun) on the road. The complainant’s property was also found inside the Renault Megane.

The suspect is detained on charges of robbery and carjacking and is expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth magistrates’ court soon.

 

Source: South African Police Service

Young girl trafficked and raped

It is alleged by a 15-year-old victim, who is a grade 9 scholar that she was raped by known suspect in Elandslagte, Matiwaneskop area and her mother was aware but took no action against the perpetrator. Instead she took a … read more

Open Society Foundations Announce 2020 Puerto Rico Youth Fellows

San Juan, Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Open Society Foundations are pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Puerto Rico Youth Fellowships, which support young Puerto Rican leaders working to elevate justice, promote human rights, and help underserved communities in Puerto Rico. The fellowship program, now in its second year, recognizes 10 […] read more