Daily Archives: January 4, 2016

SOUTH AFRICAN GOVT STEPS IN TO PREVENT TOWNS FROM HAVING ELECTRICITY CUT OFF

The South African Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has stepped in to prevent nine towns in Northern Cape Province from being plunged into darkness.

National power utility Eskom was about to disconnect the towns, all falling under the Kamiesberg Municipality on the province’s Atlantic Coast, because of an unpaid debt of 6.0 million Rand (about 390,000 US dollars).

The department’s spokesperson in the province, Xhanti Teki, said Sunday that the government had reached an agreement with the power utility.

“The department can confirm that Kamiesberg Local Municipality has entered into a legal agreement with Eskom, in relations to their payment arrangements. We can also further confirm that an amount has been paid during December to Eskom in averting the power cut-off,” said Teki.

SOURCE: SABC

Two 19 year old suspects arrested for shooting in Korfbal Street, Beacon Valley

On Saturday 2016-01-02 at about 06:00 Mitchells Plain SAPS members were attending to a shooting scene in Hengelaar street, Beacon Valley. While at the scene members heard gunshots fired in nearby Korfbal street. Upon arrival police spotted three suspects who fled the scene on foot. Following up information from members of the community, police were led to a house in Waterlilly street, Lentegeur where the three suspects were found inside the house.

Police searched the suspects and the house and found a .38 special Revolver containing 5 live rounds of ammunition hidden in the ceiling. During the initial investigation no records of a stolen firearm was found or reported, and none of the three suspects took ownership thereof.

Two males aged 19 were detained at Lentegeur police station and will appear in court today(Monday 2016-01-04 on a charge of discharge of firearm in municipal area and illegal possession of firearm is being investigated by police.

We want to thank the community for their cooperation in providing information on criminal activities in their area.

Enquiries: Captain FC Van Wyk -082 302 9906

SOURCE: SOOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE