Eastridge woman bludgeoned to death with a brick

Mitchell’s Plain SAPS’ Serious and Violent Crimes Unit are investigating two murders and a kidnapping and assault.

Mitchell’s Plain police station’s Serious and Violent Crimes Unit officers are investigating two murders – one in which a woman was bludgeoned to death with a brick – and a kidnapping and assault in separate incidents.

The Eastridge woman was hit with a brick in her home in Olive Street, allegedly by her brother-in-law, in a domestic violence incident.

Captain Ian Williams, Mitchell’s Plain police spokesman, said they attended to a complaint at Groote Schuur Hospital, where they were shown the body of a woman, 54, on Monday January 3.

She had suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Her brother-in-law, 26, was arrested and faces a charge of murder in Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court.

Anyone with information can call unit investigating officer, Detective- Constable Theodoric Cloete.

A man, 21, was grabbed and forced to get into a grey Chevrolet vehicle in Leeukop Street, Tafelsig, on Saturday January 1 at about 3pm.

He was then dropped off in another street with a broken jaw and a bruised face.

Mitchell’s Plain police arrested four men, aged 31, two 40-year-olds and 42, who now face charges of kidnapping and assault.

They are alleged to be gang members and their motive is alleged retaliation, after a spaza shop was damaged.

Anyone with information can call Detective-Sergeant Angus November on 079 894 1511.

A man, 27, was stabbed to death in the neck at a party in Du Toitskloof Street, Tafelsig, after a fight broke out on Saturday January 1.

Mitchell’s Plain police were called to Mitchell’s Plain Community Health Centre, better known as the day hospital, at 11.40pm.

According to police, a man, 24, was arrested and faces a charge of murder. He appeared in Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court today, Tuesday January 4.

Anyone with information can call investigating officer, Detective-Sergeant Randal Davids, on 079 894 1511.