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.
“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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Twenty six suspects have been arrested around Tshwane East Cluster over a period of 24 hours in various police operations. According to the statement given by the police, the police are set to intensify these actions heading to the upcoming holidays as more criminals are more likely to target the public during that period. The South African Police Service (SAPS) urged the public to comply and cooperate with the rule of law. “Largely, Monday is the day on which many of these suspects start appearing in court for crimes they have committed over the weekend”, said the police spokesperson, Captain Michael Mbewe. He added that these crimes include, murder, rape, house-breaking, attempted theft, malicious damage to property, drinking and driving, shoplifting, violation of protection order, selling liquor without license, assault and dealing with drugs.
A suspect who’s associated with house robbery in Midrand was recovered in Mamelodi East on Thursday night. This happened after the arrest of a 32 year-old suspect for alleged seizure of drugs. According to the statement given on behalf of the station commander, the police were attending a domestic altercation in extension 18 where the suspect lived which has led them to intervene the matter. When the police arrived, a bullet was spotted on the table and later the same day they found drugs that a resolver had stolen four years ago in Midrand during house robbery. “The suspect is going to be charged for dealing with drugs, possession of unlicensed firearm and possibly charges for domestic violence”, said the Mamelodi East police spokesperson, Captain Michael Mbewe. He added that the suspect will appear in Mamelodi court. The date of the court is not yet confirmed.