“An appeal is made to refrain from such posts as such publication can prejudice an investigation. Chatsworth SAPS is committed to conducting objective investigations leading to the successful prosecution of criminals,” said Cpt Pillay.
Unconfirmed reports have alleged that the suspects fired several shots before fleeing the scene of the crime.
Upon questioning the men, it was said that they had stolen and killed the cow the previous evening in Ixopo. The three men were immediately arrested for stock theft and possession of stolen property. The cow is valued at R12, 000.
Cluster communications officer of the eThekwini Inner South, Cpt Cheryl Pillay said that Chatsworth SAPS is investigating a case of carjacking.
In the first incident, the Empangeni Regional Court convicted and sentenced a 31-year-old man to life behind bars after he was found guilty of repeatedly raping his stepdaughter.
Forty-five police officers with 22 police vehicles were committed to ensure their presence in various hotspot crime areas were felt.
According to communications officer of the eThekwini Inner South cluster, the Chatsworth SAPS Task Team was conducting observations at the Hans Dettman Highway when police noticed a suspicious a White Polo Vivo motor vehicle with two occupants.
Ms Gumede’s colleagues and management of Msunduzi Clinic are shocked by the incident. They have described her as a dedicated and hardworking member of the team.
Police reports indicated that on July 10 at about 5:05pm, police officers received intelligence-driven information regarding the suspects.
On the day of the arrest, Social Crime Prevention police officers were on duty patrolling the area when they received information regarding a blue BMW 320i, which was suspected to be involved in house break-in cases in the Brighton Beach and Wentworth areas.
The vehicle had been carjacked in Durban Central. Arresting carjackers is a focus for eThekwini Outer South cluster.