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SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR SETTING BUSES ALIGHT: DURBAN
2020/11/02      |  Written By:  Captain N Gwala   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

DURBAN: 30 October 2020 – Sandile Mbatha (22), Nkosinathi Msomi (32) and Phakama Mnengelwa (32) appeared in the Durban Magistrates' Court on 29 October 2020 for robbery and malicious damage to property and were remanded in custody until 5 November 2020.

On 1 October 2020 at 01:00 in the morning, three Mercedes buses were set alight. The security guard who as performing his duties was robbed of his cellphone at gunpoint at Park station Road in Kenville. The damages were estimated over R1 million. Charges of robbery and malicious damage to property were opened at Greenwood Park police station for investigation.

On 25 October 2020, Greenwood Park detectives made a breakthrough when they arrested three suspects in Effingham. Police seized a Toyota Quantum used in the commission of the offence.

“The dedication and passion of the investigators in bringing the perpetrators to book is highly commended,” said the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula.