According to his daughter in law, well-known local comedian Natashia Portrag, also known as ‘Tash’, the 68-year-old grandfather was about to inform his sons that he was leaving when the incident transpired.
Condemning the incident, Cpt Naidoo said that opening a false case results in unnecessary police resources being used in order to investigate a matter.
On the day of the incident, members of RUSA were called out to the scene and upon arrival, it was established that the suspect attempted to steal a cylinder head from the rear of the workshop.
At about 3:25am on October 4, reaction officers were dispatched to Wesbrook Drive in Oaklands after receiving a call from a member of public, reporting a theft of motor vehicle in progress.
“A murder docket was opened and the body was taken to the Government Mortuary for post mortem report,” said Cpt Ngwane. A docket was then assigned to Det Cpt VJ Yaka to conduct an investigation.
She also slammed the lodge for showing disregard for their safety. “It is sad that an internationally established company does not care about our safety and security and value for our lives at all,” she said.
The woman was arrested by KZN VIP with Seelans Security after an intensive investigation. She was handed over to Phoenix SAPS and a fraud charge was opened against her.
At about 7:45am, members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to a residence in Everest Heights after receiving an anonymous tip-off regarding a house break-in in progress.
It was established that the man was consuming alcohol throughout the night at the bar when an argument broke out between himself and another patron regarding the theft of his shoes.
The Verulam Crime Prevention Unit was praised for the successful arrest.
According to Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) head, Prem Balram, his members had received calls from frantic residents reporting shots been fired at a local business.