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Nine arrested for robbery at mosque in Nkandla

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal

DURBAN – Yesterday at 12:45, worshippers gathered at a Mosque in Nkandla. Shortly afterwards a large group of men, travelling in multiple vehicles, stormed the place of worship and held up the congregants.

According to the victims, the men were all armed with firearms and they robbed them of their cash, cellphones and other valuables. Police at Nkandla were notified and immediately mobilised all available police officers and other law enforcement agencies. With the assistance of the community, police were able to locate a sedan and mini-bus taxi that was used to flee the scene.

Both vehicles were intercepted in different locations and nine men aged between 24 and 33-years-old were arrested. Police officers seized three pistols as well as some of the stolen cellphones and cash. Investigations are ongoing and detectives expect to make more arrests soon. The arrested men have been detained pending their imminent court appearance.




Brigadier Jay Naicker

082 556 7865