A man, 46, was killed in Hurricane Street in Rocklands for his cellphone. According to Mitchell’s Plain police, he had been on his way home on Friday June 17 at 12.30am after visiting a friend.
The man was stabbed in his chest and stomach.
* The body of a 6-year-old boy who was reported missing was found in one of the excavation pits on a construction site in Valhalla Park on Saturday June 18.
Brita Trompetter from Valhalla Park recently moved out of Mitchell’s Plain.
He was reported missing on Friday June 17 at 9pm. Brita was last seen at 11am at the skateboard park in Valhalla Park. The police launched a search and distributed flyers. They found rain boots similar to what the boy had been wearing when he went missing.
The police emphasised that there was no waiting period to report a missing person.
* In other news, the case against three men accused of murdering Strandfontein resident Chad Baron, 26, is heading to trial.
Ricardo Jackson, 29, Romario Jenniker, 24, and Warren Challen, 22, appeared in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on Monday June 13.
The three accused face charges of murder, burglary, kidnapping and car theft.
They will be back in court on Wednesday July 27 when a regional court date for the trial will be decided.
The trial will take place at the Mitchell’s Plain Regional Court.
Mr Baron was hijacked on June 8 last year while on his way to a party and was later found with multiple stab wounds in an abandoned building in Camp Road, Strandfontein. He died a few weeks later in Groote Schuur Hospital.
* Meanwhile, two men accused of robbing and murdering Mitchell’s Plain pub owner Calvin “Kabollie” Goliath, 65, on May 19, will take part in an identity parade this week before their bail application is heard.
They appeared in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on Monday June 13.
They are facing charges of murder, attempted murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances.
Mr Goliath, the owner of Premium Sports Bar and Dagbreek Liquors in Westridge, was in his car and about to open his business when he was approached by two armed men.
One of them shot him while the other robbed him.
A passing motorist saw Mr Goliath being robbed and opened fire with his own gun. The robbers fled in a VW Golf MK2.
Police tracked down the Golf and arrested one man while the other was arrested after evidence linked him to the crime scene.
* Additional reporting by the Daily Voice.