Arrests for murder and possession of drugs

In different incidents, a man was shot and killed, another stabbed at a party during an argument and an arrest made for possession of drugs.

A man was shot and killed in Beacon Valley at the weekend and robbed of his mountain bike.

On Sunday October 24 at 1.32pm, Mitchell’s Plain SAPS attended a complaint of a shooting at the corner of Hockey and Rolbal crescents in Beacon Valley and upon arrival at the scene, police saw a man lying on the ground.

The deceased had sustained three gunshot wounds to his stomach and one to his right leg. He was declared dead on the scene by paramedics.

Police have retrieved four cartridges and are investigating a case of murder. The police said the motive is possibly mistaken identity.

No one has been arrested yet but anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the investigating officer, Detective-Sergeant Sibongile Mantyi of Mitchell’s Serious and Violent Crimes Unit, on 079 894 1511.

In another incident, a boy was arrested after stabbing a man at a party.

On Sunday October 24 at 2pm, Mitchell’s Plain SAPS attended a complaint of a murder at the day hospital.

Three friends had been drinking at a house in Alps Street, Tafelsig, when they started arguing. A boy, 19, stabbed a man, 25, in the shoulder with a knife.

The deceased is a 24-year-old man who allegedly intervened and was stabbed in the chest by the boy, 19. He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

The boy, 19, was also stabbed after the incident by a family member of the deceased and had to receive medical treatment.

Police have arrested the 19-year-old suspect, who will appear in court on charges of murder soon.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the investigating officer, Detective-Sergeant Bevan Kapman of Mitchell’s Plain Serious and Violent Crimes Unit, on 079 894 1511.

In another case, a man was arrested for possession of drugs.

On Tuesday October 19 at 9am, members of Mitchell’s Plain Proactive Team were busy with undercover duties to curb the selling of drugs in the Town Centre.

Members spotted the driver of a silver Mercedes-Benz acting suspiciously and alerted the take down team with members of the Law Enforcement Advancement Programme (LEAP).

The Mercedes was boxed in and searched. To avoid traffic delays, it was taken to the station as the operation continued.

When they searched the vehicle, information was received that another Mercedes-Benz pulled up at a nearby garage but as the driver noticed the roadblock, he then ran into the Town Centre area.

When SAPS and LEAP members went to the vehicle they saw it was locked and the driver was gone. Police observed and noticed a car guard going to the car. The tactical team intercepted the guard and was informed that the owner had instructed him to fetch his car.

As soon as the owner neared the scene, the tactical team closed in and searched the vehicle. An undisclosed amount of money was found in the car. The suspect then confirmed that he was selling drugs but there were no drugs found in the vehicle.

The man was interrogated and his residential address obtained, which was in Muizenberg, where a follow-up operation was conducted and 35 units of heroin found by police.

The suspect was arrested and detained at Muizenberg for possession and dealing in drugs.

The suspect, a 33-year old man from Tanzania, appeared in court on Wednesday October 20.