Police Minister leads SAPS delegation after two murder incidents in Khayelitsha

Police Minister, Bheki Cele led a SAPS delegation, on Monday, where he visited two Cape Town communities that have been left reeling from two-weekend crime incidents.

In the first incident, which occurred last Sunday, two gunmen entered the Showers of Blessings Christian Zion Church in Taiwan; Khayelitsha.

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According to the police's Wesley Twigg, the two allegedly robbed the congregation and sexually assaulted two ladies, before fleeing with the cash and smartphones. He also said that two suspects, aged 20 and 25, made their first court appearance in the Khayelitsha Magistrates Court on Monday, as part of the business robbery and sexual assault cases that Khayelitsha FCS is looking into.

In a separate incident, a 50-year-old man is in police custody after he murdered a three-year-old boy in Kraaifontein in the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to the police’s Joseph Swartbooi, it is alleged the suspect who is related to the toddler, hacked him to death with an axe.

''Upon arrival in Bhunga Street, Wallacedene at around 01:00. They found the body of a three-year-old boy who sustained fatal injuries. The victim was declared deceased on the scene by the medical personnel.

Kraaifontein police arrested and detained a 50-year-old male.''

''Once charged he is expected to make a court appearance in the Blue Downs Magistrate court on a charge of murder,'' added Swartbooi.


Done by: Thaakiera Ackerdien


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