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2021/03/31      |  Written By:  Captain NP Sitshitshi   |   Province:  Western Cape

Police determination and efforts to root out criminality in the Nyanga precinct result in remarkable successes.

Ten suspects were arrested this week for crimes ranging from rape, murder, possession of illegal firearm and ammunition, possession of hijacked vehicles and possession of an imitation firearm.

Three suspects aged 20, 21 and 28 are due in Wynberg Magistrate Court today facing rape charges. The suspects were arrested on Monday for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl after consuming liquor together in the Browns Farm area meanwhile a 24-year-old suspect was also arrested yesterday for allegedly raping another girl after they were drinking together in New Rest Informal Settlement in Crossroads.

Two illegal firearms and ammunition and an imitation firearm were also recovered today and yesterday during crime prevention operations conducted in the Browns Farm area. One firearm was recovered in Debeza Street yesterday, a second firearm and an imitation firearm were recovered this morning. Three suspects aged 18, 25 and 32 were arrested.

A 21-year-old woman was also arrested yesterday on a charge of murder. The suspect had allegedly stabbed her cousin, 27 after an argument. Two other suspects aged 23 and 24 and were arrested in possession of hijacked vehicles in Browns Farm area.

The suspects are expected to appear in Athlone and Wynberg Magistrates' Court facing charges of murder, possession of illegal firearms and ammunition and imitation firearm and rape.

The Station Commander of Nyanga applauded members for their vigilance and concerted efforts for recovering the illegal firearms saving lives and the arrests made on such serious cases.