South African Police Service | Western Cape | NARI
12 Feb 2018, Cape Town: The Milnerton Cluster's tracing operations kicked off on Tuesday 06 February 2018 and the objective of the operation was to focus on drugs, illegal firearms, aggravated robberies, counterfeit goods, stolen vehicles and hijacking.
During the operation a total of 440 people were arrested. The following actions were performed:
359 Stop and Search Operations during which:
846 persons were searched;
156 vehicles were searched;
137 premises were searched;
18 illegal outlets were searched and
A total of six traffic fines were issued, to the value of R6800.
During operations in Du Noon and Atlantis the police confiscated dangerous weapons; drugs; counterfeit cigarettes; alcohol, and an imitation firearm, and retrieved stolen property.
During this same period the following serious cases were reported and suspects were arrested:
On Friday afternoon at 17:40 the police were alerted to fighting occurring in Jakaranda Street, Lingelethu. On their arrival on the scene the 35 year old victim had already been taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment due to the seriousness of his injuries.
He was transferred to another hospital in Cape Town later where he died as a result of the injuries sustained. Sterling investigation by police led to the arrest of a 39 year old man who who was charged with murder, and he is due to appear in the Malmesbury Magistrates' Court today, 2018-02-12.
On Friday morning 2018-02-09, at approximately 08:45, the body of a 60 year old woman was found in Riebeeck West.
Police responded to the scene, after they were alerted by a domestic worker who phoned the police immediately when she found the deceased person in the house.
The 60 year old victim had been staying alone in the house and was last seen alive on Tuesday morning. The circumstances regarding the death of the victim were investigated immediately.
Five suspects aged between 20 and 35 were subsequently arrested. Two of the suspects were released, as they could not be positively linked to the murder.
The other three suspects, aged between 22 and 28 were charged with murder and will appear in the Malmesbury Magistrates' Court today, 2018-02-12. The investigation is still ongoing.
On the same day a 13 year old victim opened a case of rape at the Malmesbury police station. According to reports the incidents had occurred between January 2017 and February 2018 when she was raped on numerous occasions by her father.
The 31 year old suspect has been arrested and charged with rape, and will appear in the Malmesbury Magistrates' Court today, 2018-02-12.
The Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula, had the following message for his members and the community:
“We have a country to protect and a nation to defend. Criminals should and must be interrupted in whatever they are doing. They must know that we will get them, even if they are in the police. This week we have been battling crime and whenever vulnerable people are being assaulted and killed, we will investigate, arrest and bring the perpetrators before a court of law. Please report all criminal activities to Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or to your nearest police station.”