Phoenix detective secures hefty rape conviction

The incident unfolded on Sunday, April 26, when the victim was at her home in the Tongaat area. She had reportedly left to go and borrow a torch from a neighbour when the accused called her, requesting that she purchase a cigarette for him and she obeyed.

Carjacker dies after being accidentally shot by accomplice

According to an official police report, on September 12, the complainant and his passenger were seated in their stationary vehicle at the Palmview robots near Verulam, when they were approached by two unknown armed suspects.

Verulam crime unit arrests man for selling narcotics

It is alleged that during the chase the suspect slipped off a barrier in the center of the road and broke his left leg. The suspect is under police guard at Osindisweni Hospital.

News making headlines in South Africa

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.

Dangerous and wanted criminal arrested in Phoenix

According to Blue Security operations director, Brian Jackson, two officers were patrolling the neighbourhood in Grove End Drive near Stanmore Park on Thursday when they noticed two residents chasing a suspect into the park.

Trio arrested for robbery

The trio demanded their cellphone and cash and also damaged their motor vehicle which cost the victim R46, 000.

Taxi driver shot and robbed in Verulam

It is alleged that the taxi had stopped at the intersection to drop off the last two passengers. One of the passengers allegedly withdrew a firearm and demanded the day’s takings from the driver.