Man found shot, tied up in Rocklands bushes

A 27-year-old man was found murdered in bushes between Weltevreden and Spine roads in Rocklands on Monday August 15.

The man was found shot, on his back, with his hands tied behind his back and feet tied together. His head was also covered with a grey hooded top with a shoe lace.

According to police, when they arrived, residents directed them to the bush where the man was found with multiple open wounds on his upper chest on the left side.

No suspects have been arrested as yet.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Haywood of Mitchell’s Plain Crime Investigation Unit at 021 3701782.

* Two guards, aged 37 and 38, were arrested on Friday August 12 in connection with a cash-in-transit robbery in the Town Centre last month. According to police, the cash van was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash and the crew and driver were reportedly accosted by suspects and robbed of firearms as well as bags containing cash before suspects fled the scene.

No shots were fired and no injuries were sustained at the time.

Members from the Hawks, armed with leads on the case, descended at the headquarters of the well-known security company in Milnerton and arrested the pair.

They are expected to appear at the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court soon on charges relating to armed robbery.

* A 39-year-old Tafelsig man, who was arrested last year for the unlawful possession of a 9mm firearm and ammunition, has been convicted and sentenced to six years’ imprisonment for the possession of the firearm- of which two years is wholly suspended for five years on condition that he is not convicted of possession of a firearm during this period.

On the second count of the unlawful possession of ammunition, he has been sentenced to a year imprisonment. Both of these sentences will run concurrently, meaning that he will serve four years.

Mitchell’s Plain police were doing patrols in Martine Street, Tafelsig, last year when they found a firearm and ammunition in his belt.