Category Archives: Key Issues

Hijacked family saved by police

Yesterday, 07 August 2018, swift response by Bergville police led to the arrest of three suspects and the recovery of a firearm, stolen vehicle and dagga. A couple and their three-year-old child were travelling in Gelucksburg area in their VW Polo vehicle when they were hijacked by armed suspects. The suspects allegedly put the victims into their vehicle and drove with them in a convoy. The quick-thinking couple managed to contact police. The suspects were immediately intercepted by the police and a shootout ensued. One suspect was injured and taken to hospital under police guard.

Police recovered a pistol, the victim’s vehicle, the suspects’ vehicle that is suspected to be stolen and, dagga. Three suspects were taken into custody and will appear in the Bergville Magistrates Court soon. They are facing charges of carjacking, attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearm, possession of suspected stolen property and possession of dagga. None of the police officers were injured during the shootout and the recovered firearm will be subjected to ballistic testing to ascertain whether it was used in any other crime.

Source: South African Police Service

Two missing persons sought by Motherwell Cluster

Motherwell: Police in the Motherwell and Kwadwesi policing areas are searching for two missing persons.

In Motherwell police are searching for 15-year-old Siyamthanda Skeyi who went missing on 28 July 2018. He was last seen in NU30 at about 15:00 while he was busy helping his family build a shack. He was wearing a striped blue, white and orange t-shirt, grey shorts and red and white flops. He is 1,3 metres tall and chubby with dark complexion. He also has a lisp.

Any person that could assist police with information can contact the Motherwell Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit investigator Sergeant Simphiwe Siyolo at 079 896 7335.

In Kwadwesi police are searching for 73-year-old Sotume Willie Somya who went missing on 17 May 2018 at about 13:00. He was last seen sitting in the sun outside his home at 26 Mgwali Street, Kwadwesi.

Source: South African Police Service

WATCH: Dludlu talks about her passion for coaching

Head coach of the South African U17 Women’s national team and 2018 GSport4Girls coach of the year nominee, Simphiwe Dludlu shares with her passion for coaching and how it came about. The passionate former Banyana Banyana player is currently preparing her squad for the upcoming FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay.

Source: South African Football Association

Missing person sought by Pinetown police

Pinetown police are appealing to the members of the community to assist them in locating the missing person, Nobuhle Mhlongo (15) from Wyebank. She was last seen on 25 July 2018 at her home getting ready to go to school at Wyebank Secondary School. In the afternoon, her mother went to school to pick her up but she was not there. A missing person docket was opened at Pinetown SAPS for further investigation.

Source: South African Police Service

Joint Constitutional Review Committee Continues Hearings in Swellendam

Parliament´┐Ż A delegation of the Joint Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) will tomorrow (3 August) continue with public hearings in Swellendam in the Western Cape.

The joint committee was instructed by the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces to ascertain whether a review of section 25 of the Constitution and other clauses is necessary, to make it possible for the state to expropriate land in the public interest without compensation, and to propose the necessary constitutional amendments where necessary. The committee has already held hearings in all the other provinces.

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa