Missing Baby Found Outside UP Mamelodi Campus

Mamelodi police announced that three months old child, Tshegofatso Nyambiri was found outside the University of Pretoria Mamelodi Campus.

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This happened after Tshegofatso was stolen at one of the Clinics in Mamelodi on Friday, 13 March 2020.

According to the statement “It is alleged that the child was picked up by a couple next to University of Pretoria in Mamelodi East about 23:00. The child was found next to the dumping side and the robots.

The alleged couple took Tshegofatso to Mamelodi East police station, where the police took him to Mamelodi West police station to report the case of a missing child.

After the case was opened the parents were contacted to identify the child.

It was reported that the child protection unit was called for intervention to take Tshegofatso for medical check up before given back to the parents and the child was found healthy.

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The police said they are still looking for the suspect and anyone with the information is advice to contact the investigating officer Warrant officer Mhlanga on cell: 0798907955.

By: Fortunate Machaba

eNCA Crew Robbed in Mamelodi East

The eNCA crew including a reporter, Xoli Mngambi were robbed at Phatudi Street, a house clinic in Mamelodi East on Wednesday afternoon during their assignment.

The journalists reported to have lost some of their equipment including camera and a tripod.

Xoli shared a picture of what has left and tweeted immediately after the incident occurred, saying: “This is what’s left of our equipment [two news cameras and a tripod gone] after being robbed at gunpoint in #MamelodiEast while filming a feature this afternoon. A short video of the car that the three gun-wielding robbers were travelling in to follow … #Crime. 

He also shared a short video on twitter of the robbers driving off in a grey VW Polo. The case was opened after the incident.

The Mamelodi East police spokesperson, Constable Lethabo Mashiloane said the case is being investigated.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Mamelodi East streets are set to be gun free – declared SAPS

Mamelodi East police arrested a 29 year-old man for possession of unlicensed firearm yesterday in Extension 4 near Bajabulile Primary School. The suspect is believed to be terrorising community members.

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“Mamelodi East police were busy with their routine of crime prevention duties and patrols, they received a complaint from a community member that a man is carrying firearm, the police responded quickly and and the suspect was searched and the firearm was recovered”, said Constable Mashiloane.

Mr Mashiloane said the firearm will be sent to ballistic testing to ascertain if it was used for crimes or any violence before.

Mamelodi East Station Commander, Brigadier Terrence Naidoo applauded the members for the good job they have done to prevent criminals from terrorising community members.

At the moment the investigations is underway and the suspect will be profiles for possible linkage to previous crimes.

The suspect will soon appear in Mamelodi Magistrate Court for possession of unlicensed.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Six year-old undergo surgery after raped by neighbour

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A grade1 pupil, who is believed to be six years-old had gone for surgery after she was raped by a 26 year old neighbour in Mamelodi East on Saturday.

The pupil is currently recovering in Mamelodi Hospital.

According to reports, the pupil came home crying and explained to her mother what the neighbour had done to her and came home with a tub of yoghurt, a lollypop and a pack of snack. The mother was shocked after she had checked and found out that he daughter’s panties was full of blood.

Read: Girl (6) undergoes surgery after rape

The suspect was arrested and to appear in court today.

“The suspect is arrested and I wish him to be sentenced to life to teach others who are thinking of committing the same offence”, said Constable Mashiloane.

This matter remains a subject to the judges.

Mamelodi East Police in search for killer couple over plasma TV theft

A suspect sister and a brother were shot dead last Tuesday after protecting a suspect who allegedly stole a plasma TV in Mamelodi East, Extension 5.

According to source, a lady called Dorah confronted a neighbour’s son as she suspected that he stole her Plasma TV that is claimed to worth R 10 000 – R 12 000.

When she gave a statement to the police she said that she saw foot prints in her house that were leading her to the neighbours house and suspects that the boy next door is responsible. a case was opened against the suspect.

When Dorah returned from the police station they had an argument that lead to the neighbours alleged boyfriend shooting the brother (Phil Jones) and the sister (Mome Jones) who died on the way to the clinic.

The gun man house and car was burned by members of the community after the incident happened. The police and forensic were called to attend the matter.

The Mamelodi East Communication Officer, constable Mashiloane confirmed that no arrest were made and the unit is currently in search for Dorah and her alleged boyfriend.

Anti-drugs campaign to be hosted in Pheladi-Nakene primary school

“Learners against drugs” campaign is expected to take place on the 11th of September in Pheladi-Nakene Primary School, in Mamelodi west.

There will be activities such as drama, poetry, dances and music that will be carried out during the day to entertain while educating the kids.

Report from South African Police Service (SAPS) is expected to be presented on the day. More updates to follow.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Gauteng Police Searching For Suspects After Robbery In Lusaka Pre-school

Gauteng police are currently searching for suspects after a robbery that took place at Lusaka pre-school in Mamelodi East on Monday.

Preliminary reports indicate that on Monday after midday, a group of 19 international students and two professors arrived at Viva Foundation School in Mamelodi East for an outreach programme. “It is alleged that a group of not less than five armed suspects accosted the visitors and robbed them of personal belongings including: laptops, cellphones, cameras, passports, plane tickets, bags and US dollars,” police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said in a statement on Monday.During the robbery, a school staff member was assaulted by the robbers while one of the public members was struck by a stray bullet by the suspects who allegedly fired shots as they fled the scene. “Police will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that these suspects are found and brought to book,” said Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela said. Police are appealing to the public to come forward with any information leading to the suspects’ arrest. The wounded or assaulted victims were not immediately available for comment.

By: Fortunate Machaba