Kimberley 10111 centre experiencing technical problems with telephone lines

NORTHERN CAPE – The Kimberley 10111 Centre serving the greater Kimberley area is currently experiencing technical difficulties with the telephone lines.

Members of the public are requested to call the following number to report complaints: 0609843847.

The SAPS apologize for any inconvenience caused. The public will be informed as soon as the emergency number is operational.

 

Source: South African Police Service

Police launch manhunt for murder suspects

SULENKAMA – Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nomthetheleli Mene has expressed shock and dismay at the killing of family members on Thursday evening 5 January 2023 at about 20:00 at Nyanisweni Locality, in Sulenkama, Qumbu.

According to the information, SAPS members received a complaint that there was a shooting incident at Nyanisweni locality. As they responded and on their arrival at the scene of crime, they were shown four (4) deceased bodies in a rondavel with gunshots wounds on their upper bodies. Details in relation to the circumstances under which they died and the suspects who murdered them are still unclear at this stage. The identity and the number of the suspects is currently unknown.

Police have registered four cases of murder for investigation. No arrest has been made at this stage. The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mene has ordered the Organised Crime Investigation unit to ensure that those responsible for the killings are arrested within a very short space of time and brought before the court of law.

The deceased family members are:

Mr Limasile Tshwane (60)

Mr Bulelani Tshwane (52)

Mr Nqobile Tshwane (15)

Mr Unako Tshwane (15)

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects is requested to please contact the Sulenkama or Qumbu Police Station or call the Crime Stop number 08 600 10111.

 

Source: South African Police Service

Media Invitation: Delft integrated operational parade

WESTERN CAPE – The Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen Thembisile Patekile will lead the Delft Integrated Operational Parade as part of operation Vala Konke, under the theme, “_More boots on the ground towards enhanced police visibility,”

The Provincial Commissioner and his management will form part of the parade. The operational parade comes after a recent spate in violent crimes in the area.  The operations will be in the identified hotspots areas around Delft to combat crime and crime generators.

Members of the media are invited to attend the operational parade and details are as follows:

Date: Friday, 06 January 2023

Venue: 35 Squadron, Belhar

Time: 14:45

 

Source: South African Police Service

Suspect bust with stolen government property

NELSPRUIT – A 38-year-old suspect is under police guard in hospital after he was bust with seven government computers stolen from Yedwa Primary School at Msogwaba, Pienaar outside Nelspruit.

A business robbery case was registered with Pienaar SAPS this month.

A dedicated team of investigators was assembled which worked closely with other security clusters.

The team managed to track down the alleged suspect at a house at Moyeni, Msogwaba where seven computers and a speaker allegedly stolen during the burglary were found and a grinder believed to have been used during the commission of crime was found.

The suspect allegedly tried to escape from lawful custody resulting in him sustaining injuries hence he is under police guard in hospital.

The suspect will appear in court soon.

The Provincial Management appreciated the team for the recovery and sent a strong warning that all those who aim at jeopardising the future of school children will be dealt with accordingly.

 

Source: South African Police Service

Paarl East police cease copper worth R400 000

WESTERN CAPE – Paarl East Police recovered copper cables worth R400 000 in Chicago, Paarl East during a raid on Wednesday, 04 January 2023.

The station received a tipoff and assembled a team of Crime Prevention Unit members, Sector Managers and new recruits to follow up on the information. They subsequently raided three houses in Chicago, when at the third house, a bucket filled with stripped copper wire was found. The police arrested a man in his early fifties on the scene and the copper was confiscated.

Once charged, the suspect will appear in the Paarl Magistrate’s court.

Members of the community are encouraged to report illegal activities on 08600 10111 or utilize the MySAPS mobile application.

 

 

Source: South African Police Service

Police offer a reward of up to R50 000 for information on the murder of a 62-year-old man during house robbery in Mecklenburg

POLOKWANE – The Police in Limpopo are offering a reward of up to R50 000-00 for any valuable information that can lead to the arrest and subsequent conviction of the suspects responsible for the murder of Phineas Tswaledi Matsepane who was  killed at his home in Ditwebeleng village under Mecklenburg policing area outside Sekhukhune.

The 62-year-old man was shot and killed on Saturday 18 April 2020 by unknown suspects during an alleged house robbery. Four suspects carrying firearms forcibly entered the house through the dining room door which was not locked and proceeded to the main bedroom. They then found a couple sleeping with their 3-year-old child and ordered them to lie down on the ground and put blankets on top of them. The suspects demanded money from the man and threatened to burn the victims with an iron if they don’t comply. They then took the firearm belonging to the man, R31 000-00 in cash, two cellphones, two Plasma Television sets and car keys.

The suspects thereafter took the wife outside the house while others remained behind with her husband.  The suspects then shot at the man killing him instantly before fleeing the scene in his vehicle, which was later recovered by the police after the suspects abandoned it on the nearby area.

Police opened a case of house robbery and murder and a manhunt was launched to track down the suspects.

Anyone with valuable information that can lead to the arrest and subsequent conviction of these perpetrators may contact the Detectives Commander Captain David Mosoma on 082 536 1964. Alternatively, members of the community can contact the police on the Crime Stop number 0860010111 or the nearest police station or MySAPS App. Callers may opt to remain anonymous and any information received will be treated with strict confidentiality.

Police investigations continue.

 

 

 

Source: South African Police Service

Security Company owner to appear in court for possession of hijacked vehicles linked to cash-in-transit robbery

GAUTENG – A 45-year-old security company owner is expected to appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistarte’s Court on Friday, 06 January 2023 for possession of hijacked vehicles that were used in the attempted cash-in-transit (CIT) robbery that took place on Tuesday near Boipatong.

The incident took place on Wednesday morning, 04 January 2023 along Frikie Meyer Street, facing Sebokeng. A G4S armoured vehicle was allegedly rammed from behind twice by a charcoal Mercedes Benz. The driver veered off the road into the nearby bushes. Shots were allegedly fired at the armoured truck. A group of armed suspects surrounded the stuck truck and instructed the guards to alight.

The guards were disarmed of their firearms. The suspects then tried to blow up the armoured vehicle with explosives without success. They sped-off the scene empty-handed using several vehicles. A crack team led by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime, Sedibeng Crime Intelligence, Tactical Response Team and K9 Unit was established. On Thursday afternoon, the team pounced at an address along Fowler Street in Vanderbijlpark.

Two of the vehicles, a white Audi A3, blue Hyundai Tucson suspected to have been used as getaway vehicles were recovered from the address. Further investigation led to the confiscation of six (6) 9mm pistols, bullet-proofs and reflective jackets.

The Gauteng Provincial Head of the Hawks Major General Ebrahim Kadwa has welcomed the arrest and appreciated the investigation team for their relentless effort.

 

 

Source: South African Police Service

Premier Alan Winde on making the Western Cape more energy resilient

Western Cape Government will move faster this year in making province more energy secure

Today Premier Alan Winde visited a Macassar-based business, Taylor Technology, that is taking steps to ameliorate the impact of ongoing load shedding. The Premier was accompanied by former Eskom executive Alwie Lester, who has now joined the Western Cape Government (WCG) team, and Executive Director of Energy at the City of Cape Town Kadri Nassiep.

Another difficult year of rolling power cuts lies ahead for the country. By visiting Taylor Technology, the Premier had an opportunity to see for himself how the private sector – particularly small to medium-sized businesses – are faring and what the Western Cape Government (WCG) can do to nurture an enabling environment for business owners and their employees.

“Making the Western Cape more energy resilient will remain a top priority for the WCG in 2023,” Premier Winde assured residents. He added, “We need to make sure there is more investment into and from the private sector to mitigate the devastating effects of load shedding. In 2022 we had 3 630 hours cumulative hours of load shedding in South Africa. Economic recovery and more importantly job creation cannot happen under these circumstances. ”

“2022 was a year of recovery for the province. In 2023 we will push harder to further our economic recovery amid the ongoing energy crisis. The very successful festive season concluded the Western Cape’s year of recovery,” the Premier emphasised. He added, “But now at the beginning of 2023 we know that it will be a challenging year, but it is nonetheless a year of hope and opportunity for the Western Cape.”

He applauded Energy Capital – a business that has so far installed 280 solar panels at Taylor Technology’s premises to help it become more resilient and sustainable – for harnessing the potential of the renewable energy sector.

“I applaud our partners in the private sector for taking chances by setting up their business operations in our province, bringing with them economic and job opportunities, and for helping in our collective drive to become more energy resilient. This will take a mammoth effort; it is, however, one we are up to and committed to. My government and I will be working closely with the private sector and municipalities across the province to ensure we create an enabling environment for energy resilience. I am very excited by the work that I am seeing in Saldanha Bay, Stellenbosch, George, and the City of Cape Town to bring more independent Power Producers (IPPs) on board and we will work closely with all provincial municipalities in 2023 to develop our energy resilience. Premier Winde concluded.”

 

 

Source: Government of South Africa