In the first incident, police arrested a 22-year-old suspect for alleged kidnapping and attempted murder, recently. Reports indicated that the suspect’s arrest emanated from an incident in which a 10-year-old boy was found inside a disused drain.
According to the station’s communications officer, Cpt CA Sibiya, the main aim of the operation was to prevent criminal activities, search for wanted suspects and create high police visibility in Cato manor and surrounding areas.
Sydenham SAPS communications officer, Cpt M Lazarus confirmed the incident.
The SAPS Airwing made the discovery while doing training exercise from the air in the vicinity.
The Home Affairs Counter Corruption Team discovered that there were some irregularities in the issuing of late birth certificates at Mzimkhulu, Bulwer and Ulundi Home Affairs offices.
According to Cato Manor communications officer, Cpt CA Sibiya, an argument ensued between the couple after the deceased had asked the suspect for money to buy necessities for their children.
It is alleged that an argument ensued between the deceased and the security officer when the victim started urinating on Grammar Road on the night of August 27.
In the first incident, a 54-year-old suspect from Gauteng was immediately arrested after he was found in possession of mandrax tablets worth an estimated R3 million in Colesberg, recently.
According to police spokesman, Cpt Nqobile Gwala, security guards went to collect money at the centre in Springfield when they were accosted by a group of armed suspects.
The accused cannot be named since their victims are children and are related to them. KwaZulu-Natal’s acting provincial commissioner, Maj Gen Bheki Langa congratulated the FCS units in the province for their perseverance.
Cpt Gwala said police are still on the hunt for the rest of the suspects who fled towards the direction of the Parlock area.