The dedicated detectives worked hard and managed to solve the case in a short space of time. The men appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court and were denied bail.
The accused is expected to appear in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court on charges of resisting arrest, escaping from lawful custody and assault.
At about 8pm, ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene and found that the man sustained stab wounds to his chest and arm.
According to police reports, the car was stolen during a house robbery in the vicinity.
In the first case, multi-disciplinary approach by the Public Order Policing, Tactical Response Team and National Intervention Unit deployed at Pongola and surrounding areas led to the recovery of drugs worth R1, 5 million and ammunition.
Communications officer of Malvern SAPS, W/O Radhika Marimuthu said a distraught woman arrived at Malvern SAPS stating that five armed suspects, driving a Polo, had accosted her en route to her home.
Eight accused were sentenced to life imprisonment for rape cases and others were sentenced to a total of 277 years in prison.
Provincial police spokesman, Lt Col Thulani Zwane, said that occupants sped off after the police vehicle. “Police officers immediately gave cash. The suspects allegedly fired shots at the police, who returned fire, wounding two suspects. They abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot,” he explained.
Provincial police spokesman, Lt Col Thulani Zwane, said it is alleged that the wanted man shot and injured a 32-year-old victim in Block 52 while he was going to fetch water.
According to communications officer of Chatsworth SAPS, Cpt Cheryl Pillay, a family member had returned home from work and discovered that the property gates were derailed.
According to Dawn Gounden, BWS is a mental disorder that develops in victims of domestic violence as a result of serious, long-term abuse.