It is alleged that the victim had withdrawn a cash amount of R3, 000 from an ATM before being followed by two suspects who approached her.
While carrying his seven-year-old son and holding his four-year-old’s daughter hand, police notified his estranged wife. It was only after a while that police noticed that the child Kubair was carrying was unresponsive.
Communications officer of Phoenix SAPS, Cpt Louise Naidoo, said, “Both suspects, aged 20 and 21, were arrested and detained at the Phoenix SAPS police cells.”
Onlookers went to the businessman’s rescue and managed to wrestle the firearm away from the suspects who then got into a maroon Toyota Etios with an ND registration and fled the scene.
The court sentenced Siboniso Magnificent Malevu (29), Vusumuzi Sibusiso Zungu (29) and Thokozani Andries Khumalo (30) to a total of 18 terms of life imprisonment and 45 years imprisonment for rape.
In the first successful operation, police arrested two suspects, aged 26 and 30, and recovered 1080 heroin capsules along with cash, suspected to be the proceeds from drug trading.
It is alleged that he committed the offences in the KwaDabeka, Pinetown and Inanda areas from 2010 until 2015.
One of the suspects was in possession of a knife which he used to point at them.
Acting on information, the members proceeded to the said address that the complainant had given to them and inquired about a Grey BMW that was parked on the premises.
Communications officer of Phoenix SAPS, Cpt Louise Naidoo, said, “A case of business robbery was registered and investigated. A 39-year-old suspect was later arrested and detained for the incident.”
It is believed that on Monday, October 22, the complainant alleges that she had left her two children with her tenants and had gone to work.