Two men arrested for Lentegeur murder

Police arrested two men, aged 17 and 18, for the murder of Tauriq Pietersen, 26, who was shot on the corner of Eisleben and Snapdragon roads, in Lentegeur on Wednesday June 1.

According to the police, Mr Pietersen was working on a taxi on the side of the road when three men approached him and started shooting.

He had multiple wounds and died at the scene.

The two men will appear in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court soon on a murder charge.

* Police arrested 212 people for drug-related crimes from Friday May 27 to Friday June 3.

During the crime prevention operations across Athlone, Grassy Park, Lansdowne, Lentegeur, Mitchell’s Plain, Philippi, Steenberg and Strandfontein, officers seized 41 units of heroin, 773 packets tik, 291 mandrax tablets and 6,5 kg of dagga, along with five guns.

* A nine-year-old girl was hit by a Silver BMW on the corner of Highlands Drive and Swartklip Road on Sunday May 14, at about 12.20pm.

The registration number starts with CA 262.

The child sustained head injuries and was taken to hospital. Lentegeur police are investigating a case of reckless and negligent driving.

Anyone with any information can call Detective Sergeant Janine Birch-Wilderman at 021 377 5062 or 021 377 5000.

* Three men are wanted for house robbery, armed robbery and hijacking in the Lentegeur area.

If you have information about the whereabouts of the house robbery and hijacking suspects contact Detective Sergeant Deon Brandt at 021 377 5000 or 073 459 2799.

If know the whereabouts of the armed robbery suspect, contact Detective Sergeant El-Zari Matthee at 021 377 5000 or 073 871 6561.

* All licensed liquor outlet owners are invited to attend ameeting at the Portland Indoor centre on Tuesday June 21, at 11am, to discuss the new liquor legislation.

The Western Cape Liquor Authority, the Department of Trade and Industry, law enforcement and the SAPS Firearms Liquor and Second-Hand Goods officers will be attending. Call Sergeant Van Neel at 082 522 1282 or 021 370 1640 for details.