Useful Articles

image

Min Police, Mbalula welcomes new developments of Arrests made on Marikana Killings

11 months ago Eastern Cape

Min Police, Mbalula welcomes new developments of Arrests made on Marikana Killings...

Media Statement from the Office of the Minister of Police


Minister of Police, Mr Fikile Mbalula yesterday got a brief on the general crime in Marikana, as well as 11 people who died on the 29th of September 2017.


Following the release of crime statistics, which alluded alcohol as a major contributor in murders, the Police in Philippi East searched 337 unlicensed liquor premises.


Since the redeployment of the new station commander Colonel Mtakati, there has been 4 murder arrest, 4 carjacking, 7 house robberies, 9 business robbery, 24 assault GBH as well as 6 arrest on rape. These are regarded as serious crimes. “I am happy with the work done, there has been progress in fighting crime in Phillipi. I am more than confident that we will win the war against criminals.” Mbalula said.


In what can be described as a web of criminality, police arrested four of the five suspects believed to be behind the 11 murders that occurred in Marikana on 29 September 2017. With the last suspect still outstanding, SAPS Western Cape are confident they have broken the back of the group behind the senseless murders in the area. All four suspects can each be linked to more than one case. “This is a clear indication that those who are doing crime in our communities are few, we must tighten the criminal justice system to ensure we don’t have repeating offenders who terrorize communities. I must applaud the intelligence lead operation and our detectives for a job well done.” Mbalula added.


There has been criticism in the past, in terms of the slow progress the SAPS has made in finalising the cases. Minister Mbalula urges our people to appreciate the complexity of cases that are being investigated. The following developments have been made thus far with regard to Marikana killings:


  • 19 year old suspect arrested – Linked to Philippi East Murder. Firearm - retrieved and linked ballistic, arrested in Queenstown and appeared in Wynberg Court. The suspect was positively linked by means of ballistic evidence to 11 Marikana murders. The suspect is currently in Polsmoor.

  • Two brothers aged 23 and 24 arrested on Monday 13 November 2017 for murder, on Tuesday, 14 November 2017 they were positively linked. A relative of the two brothers aged 27 was arrested on Saturday, 11 November 2017 for an armed robbery case, he was also positively linked to the Marikana killings.

  • The last outstanding suspect is a 26 year old male. Police are following up all leads and an arrest is expected soon.

  • Prior to the 11 Marikana murders, 3 burned bodies were found and murder case was registered and investigated. Through an intelligence led operation, three suspects have been arrested

  • The following 3 suspects have been arrested. Most of the suspects that were arrested, can be linked to more than 1 serious case.

“We must applaud the work done by our Police, but as a nation we must pause and reflect on the future of our Country, majority of these suspects are below the ages of 30. Communities are being tormented by the youth.” Mbalula added.


The crime in the area has relatively dropped. This can be attributed to a number of interventions. Key among those, is community participation. “I would like to applaud the efforts of the Phillipi East station management under the leadership of Colonel Bongani Mtakati who mobilised the community into neighborhood watches. About 500 of them will be inducted soon. They are already embarking on operations with the police in Phillipi East.”


Minister Mbalula further urged communities to work close with the Police in fighting crime.


Media Enquiries: Mr Vuyo Mhaga -0766365193 (Spokesperson for Police Ministry)


Twitter: https://twitter.com/SAPoliceService
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SAPoliceService
Instagram: https://instagram.com/sapoliceservice_za/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SAPoliceService
Website: www.saps.gov.za

More Appsa News Updates:

11 months ago Eastern Cape

CAPE TOWN SAPS NEWS: Eight years imprisonment for a drug-dealer

Read More
11 months ago Eastern Cape

LIM SAPS: 8-year-old Girl & 2 Boys (aged 10 & 13) were Burnt Beyond Recognition in Shack

Read More
11 months ago Eastern Cape

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries warns of fraudulent letter doing rounds on social media platforms

Read More
11 months ago Eastern Cape

STATISTICS: Drug consumption in South Africa is twice that of the world norm

Read More
11 months ago Eastern Cape

Suspect (19) arrested for alleged rape of elderly woman

Read More
11 months ago Eastern Cape

Min of Police, Mbalula on the Latest Attacks along the N2 Highway in Cape Town

Read More
11 months ago Eastern Cape

Limpopo: Update on Police investigations death investigation of three children

Read More
11 months ago Eastern Cape

Kidnapped Omar Carrim Still in Captivity Despite Huge Amount Ransom Paid

Read More
11 months ago Eastern Cape

Drugs seized, suspects arrested in Phoenix

Read More
11 months ago Eastern Cape

Body of an Unknown Man found in a canal in Kakamas

Read More
11 months ago Eastern Cape

23-Year-old male suspect arrested for dealing in dagga in New Brighton

Read More
11 months ago Eastern Cape

SERIAL RAPIST: Verulam serial rapist sent to jail for life

Read More
11 months ago Eastern Cape

Hawks Rescued 15 Human Trafficking Victims from a House in Polokwane

Read More
11 months ago Eastern Cape

ESCAPEE UPDATE: Update on the Manhunt for the Escapee Prisoner, Petrus Moyo

Read More
11 months ago Eastern Cape

POTCHEFSTROOM SAPS: Two suspects aged 35 and 38 Held for Hijacking and Kidnapping

Read More

Latest News:

South Africa 7 hours ago
Eastern Cape: Rapist handed harsh sentence for rape of elderly woman Willowvale Regional...
South Africa 8 hours ago
Eastern Cape: Rapist sentenced to 20 years imprisonment King William’s Town: Willowvale Regional...
South Africa 9 hours ago
Eastern Cape: Trio Arrested for alleged murder King William’s Town: Ngqamakhwe Police arrested...
South Africa 11 hours ago
Limpopo: #Missing person sought Zaaiplaas: The South African Police Service in Zaaiplaas outside...
South Africa 14 hours ago
Ask the Chief JMPD
South Africa 14 hours ago
#CommunityPolicingStrategy & #CommunityInBlue concept launch are well underway in Dobsonville,...
South Africa 14 hours ago
CAPE TOWN SAPS NEWS: 2 Arrested for Alleged Illegal Medicine Distribution worth Million Rand
South Africa 19 hours ago
SAPS NEWS EC: 5 Suspects Appeared at Humansdorp Court for Business Burglary
South Africa 19 hours ago
CAPE TOWN SAPS NEWS: Jail Term Imposed to Former Attorney & Fraudster, Potgieter
South Africa 19 hours ago
SCAMS WARNING: Police Caution Communities to be Wary of Various Scams Doing the Rounds
South Africa 1 day ago
Western Cape: Two men arrested for 2 Illegal Firearms #Nyanga police ensured that perpetrators are...
South Africa 1 day ago
KwaZulu-Natal: Help police find #missing person Bhekithemba SAPS is appealing for assistance from...
South Africa 1 day ago
MEDIA INVITE Deputy Minister of Police and National Commissioner to brief media on the launch of...
South Africa 1 day ago
Tonight on eNCA; the National Commissioner will unpack the Community Policing Strategy and Community...
South Africa 1 day ago
Jail term imposed to a former attorney fraudster #Sentencing Western Cape – Ignatius Potgieter...
South Africa 1 day ago
Duo arrested for alleged illegal medicine distribution worth a million rand Western Cape – The...
South Africa 1 day ago
The #CommunityPolicingStrategy aims to mobilise all communities in the Republic of South Africa...
South Africa 1 day ago
SAPS NEWS: Ex-Boyfriend Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Murder
Gauteng 1 day ago
N3 SOUTH VAN BUUREN ALL LANES CLOSED. AVOID!!! 2 FATALITIES. 4 VEHICLES.
South Africa 2 days ago
KwaZulu-Natal: Ntunjambili murderer to spend three life terms plus 25 years in prison On 4 February...
South Africa 2 days ago
702
South Africa 2 days ago
WANTED BY SAPS: Port Alfred Detectives are Seeking Assistance in Tracing a Wanted Suspect
South Africa 2 days ago
Mount Road FCS seek #Missing boy Port Elizabeth: Mount Road Family Violence Child Protection and...
South Africa 2 days ago
Watch tonight’s informative episode of ‘When Duty Calls’ on SABC2 at 22:00, Tonight’s programme...
South Africa 2 days ago
Port Alfred Detectives are seeking information on two suspects who robbed a gun store this morning...
South Africa 2 days ago
Ex-boyfriend sentenced to life for murder #Sentencing Pongola Regional Court sentenced Smiso Sifiso...
South Africa 2 days ago
Port Alfred Detectives are seeking assistance in tracing a wanted suspect King Williams Town...
South Africa 2 days ago
SAPS NEWS KWAZULU NATAL: Tow-Truck Owner in Court for Two Counts of Murders
South Africa 2 days ago
Police condemn the killing of elderly persons Limpopo: The Provincial Commissioner of the South...
South Africa 2 days ago
Tow-truck owner in court for murders KwaZulu-Natal: Yesterday a 37-year-old man was arrested for...