Suspect arrested with an unlicensed firearm and ammunition in Lavender Hill

WESTERN CAPE - Our efforts to ensure the safety of our community have landed a 21-year-old suspect behind bars for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition last night at about 23:45.

Members of the Steenberg Crime Prevention Unit were busy with patrols when the suspect saw the marked police vehicle and started running. The members gave chase and apprehended the suspect in St Bernard Crescent, St Montague Village, Lavender Hill. He was searched and found in possession of a silver star firearm and eight rounds of ammunition. Once charged the suspect will appear in Wynberg Magistrate's court.

In an unrelated matter Harare SAPS members have arrested three suspects who were allegedly involved in the brutal killing of two victims and the attempted murder of three. Yesterday, 13 April 2021 at about 14:30, police attended a scene in 41 Block Makhaza where two victims were stoned to death allegedly by the community members. They were allegedly accused of breaking into the houses and stealing other people’s items. The members of the community got hold of the five and allegedly assaulted them of which two died due to injuries sustained and three were admitted in hospital with serious injuries.

Initial investigation led to the arrest of three suspects aged between 27 and 32 who are still in custody until their court appearance in Khayelitsha on Friday, 16 April 2021.

Police are strongly condemning the act of vigilantism in our communities and encourage them to report any criminal activities to the police for the law to take its course.

Source: South African Police Service