A 64 year old grandfather pleaded guilty to a charge of driving at a speed of 187 kph on the N2 northbound near Ellingham. In mitigation of sentence, he told the court that he and his wife had received a ‘phone call telling them that their two year old granddaughter had fallen into the swimming pool, and in a panic, he had driven home as fast as he could.
According to SAPS spokesperson, Captain Gerald Mfeka, three males, two armed with knives and another with a firearm, gained entry into the couple’s residence in a retirement complex.
Five unknown males then proceeded to point them with firearms, taking the keys of the vehicle.
Four suspects were arrested and detained and vehicle was seized as an exhibit and sent to the Prospecton pound.
The blitz operation was a tremendous success and, further blitz operations have been planned for other areas in the District
The injured man was taken to the GJ Crookes Hospital in Scottburgh for medical attention.
The police have appealed to members of the public to assist in the investigation.
He became suspicious and reported the incident to the police
The deceased was certified dead on the scene by ambulance personnel.
Of the 85 police officers murdered during the 2017/18 financial year, 28 were fatally wounded while they were on duty and some of the police officials were killed while performing duties within the police station, of course keeping in mind that five of those police officers are those that were massacred [at] Engcobo Police Station.
A 50-year-old caregiver from Widenham pleaded guilty to a charge of negligent driving. The charge arose from a motor vehicle accident involving the accused and a local police officer, in May of this year.