Man found stoned to death

Captain Ian Williams, Mitchells Plain police spokesman, said the victim had injuries to his head and body.

Two men, aged 26 and 27, were due to appear in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court yesterday, Tuesday August 11, after a man was found stoned to death in Beacon Valley

Mitchell’s Plain SAPS found the body, surrounded by bricks, on Tuesday August 4, on an open field near Cricket Street. The man’s pants had been pulled off.

Captain Ian Williams, Mitchell’s Plain police spokesman, said the victim had injuries to his head and body.

“The incident is gang related,” said Captain Williams.

Meanwhile, a 20-year-old man was due to appear in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court yesterday, Tuesday August 11, on charges of attempted murder after two men were attacked an open field in Rocklands.

Captain Williams said the men were walking near Galaxy Street on Saturday August 8 at 12:20pm when they were approached by three strangers.

“The men demanded money from them and when they said that they didn’t have any money, the suspects threw petrol on the first victim and set him alight. The second victim tried to help his friend when he was stabbed.”

The other two men are still at large.

In another incident, a 33-year-old man accused of being in possession of 169 bankies of dagga was due to appear in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court yesterday, Tuesday August 11. He was arrested during a raid on Friday August 7 when officers followed up on a tip that drugs were being sold in Sea Otter Street, Rocklands.

A 35-year-old man was arrested on Sunday August 9 by Mitchell’s Plain police in Sixth Avenue, Eastridge, after he was allegedly caught with tik.

Police say officers searched the man and confiscated six bankies of tik and 50 grams of tik wrapped in plastic.

The man faces charges of being in the illegal possession of drugs and was due in court, today Wednesday August 12.

Mitchell’s Plain police station commander Brigadier Cass Goolam said they would continue tirelessly to clamp down on crime in the area.

Anyone with information or tip-offs can call the SAPS Crime Stop line on 086 001 0111.