Regrettably business burglaries, fraud and the possession of drugs were all high on the list of April crimes.
In most of the incidents SAPS members find children, searching for their transport which had left without them late in the afternoon, trying to get home.
An 18 year old youth from Amandawe, who told the court that he is in Grade 11 at a local high school, appeared on a charge of possession of mandrax. He was granted R500 bail pending his next appearance on May 24.
The motive for the killing is unknown and the matter is under investigation.
The uncle was duly arrested and brought before court to stand trial.
A male appeared on a charge of raping a 6 year old child. He was remanded in custody pending a formal bail application hearing on April 25. It would appear that the accused has a mental problem.
The recent break-in by a gang of 6 men, at a house in the Pen Valley Estate in Pennnington, is a prime example. The occupants of the house were able to alert security and a shoot-out ensued, but no-one was injured or apprehended.
The uncle, who fled the scene, was subsequently arrested by police and made to stand trial.
Mr Ramjoo claims that the scrapyard owner, instead of cooperating with the police, sought the assistance of a police friend to avoid getting into trouble with the police.
Two unemployed males appeared on a charge of being in possession of, alternately dealing in, 125 g of dagga
Early last year, the victim’s 16-year-old cousin saw the father sexually molesting her and reported the incident to the child’s grandmother