Arrested for attempted murder, house robbery and high-jacking

Since the start of the year in the City of Ekurhuleni, KwaThema alone has experienced a significant number of car hijackings. The safety of the residents of KwaThema is compromised even in the other surrounding areas. Just recently in KwaThema in the evening on September 7 two victims, Mr Zulu and Mr Moyabelo were driving home from work in two separate vehicles, a red VW Polo Vivo and a white Toyota Hilux. The victims parked both their vehicles inside the yard at Pule street, in Rest in Peace section in…

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Police recovered stolen guns in Bedfordview

Operations aimed to eliminate the proliferation of illegal firearms are continuously conducted in Ekurhuleni and surrounding areas. This was confirmed after a suspect was arrested for being in possession of two firearms in Bedfordview, Ekurhuleni. The Ekurhuleni North CIS, Ekurhuleni District Tracing team, and Benoni flying Squad acted on a tip-off regarding an individual who was alleged to be in possession of unlicensed firearms and it is rumoured that he was renting out his rifles to criminals, especially those who are involved in multiple crimes. Police officers traced and observed…

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Female officers condemn crime during collaboration roadblock

Female officers together with EMPD female colleagues held a roadblock on the 12 of August to stop crime and corruption in Tsakane. Captain Nkabinde from Tsakane SAPS said that women’s month is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on women’s achievements, as well as the problems they have faced throughout the years.“Back then black South African women were treated as objects but I believe we are more than objects. It excites me to see women from all different spheres or managements being led by a woman since the city manager…

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Police need assistance to locate Snethemba Mnguni

The KwaThema SAPS received a tip-off about an African Male lying lifeless in a yard at Ekuthuleni section (close to Block B HOSTEL) in KwaThema. On arrival, they found a body of an African male with a stab wound on the chest and he was declared dead on the scene by paramedics. Investigations led to an African female at a house next to where the deceased was found. Further investigations revealed that she knows the deceased and it is alleged that she had a relationship with the deceased. She was…

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Gauteng Traffic Police arrest a suspect linked to serial killings in the taxi industry

The Gauteng Traffic Police’s Public Transport Intervention Unit together with the members of the South African Police Service POPS Unit arrested a 37-year -old suspect linked to a series of killings in the taxi industry yesterday in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni policing precinct. The Gauteng taxi industry has in recent times been marred by incidents of violent killings of taxi owners and operators. The suspect is allegedly linked to an incident which happened last year in Tshwane district, outside Pretoria Pathology services where a Traffic officer belonging to Gauteng Traffic Police and…

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THREE MEN ARRESTED FOR TEMPERING WITH ELECTRICITY MINI-SUBSTATION

Three suspects will appear in court after they were caught tampering with electricity infrastructure belonging to the City in Elsburg.On Monday, 14 June 2021, the anti-cable theft spotted three men tempering with a mini substation next to Brug and Van Reebeck road in Elsburg. The men were arrested on the spot. It is suspected that they were trying to connect to the electricity grid of the City using illegal means. Illegal connections are deemed to be the main cause of infrastructural damage and prolonged power outages in the City. Residents…

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A man accused of killing his own mother

On May 13 at about 19:00 Vosloorus SAPS received a complaint concerning a murder that happened at 17273 Sinyenyane Street Ext 25 in Vosloorus. On arrival, the community handed over a man they allegedly suspect has committed the murder at the mentioned address. It is alleged that this man was staying with the murdered person. In addition, the police forcefully opened the closed house and found an elderly woman (50yr-old) lying inside the house. The paramedics were summoned and declared her dead on the scene. The alleged suspect who is…

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Police applauded for restoring order

Suspects were nabbed for various cases during the operations which were conducted by the Vispol members from the 7th – 8th of May 2020 in Ekurhuleni. The operations were rolled out to restore order and to ensure that civilians are abiding to the law , liquor outlets were checked if they had compliance licences, routine street patrols were made,stop and search standard procedures were implemented during the operations and drugs, dagga, dangerous weapons, illegal firearms and stolen properties were recovered by the Vispol police members. In Kwa – Thema a…

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Operation Okae Molao sweeps through the streets

Brakpan SAPS together with the EMPD officers pulled up the flag of Okae Molao and cleaned up the streets. They managed to institute two road blocks, the first one was at the N17 highway next to Carnival City and the other one was at R23 Heidelberg road. The operation was successful because some stolen vehicles were recovered, and illegal immigrants were captured along with those dealing with drugs. The operation continued after the road blocks, it stretched out to the plastic village which is based in Brakpan where illegal mining…

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#OperationKhurhula in full swing

An operation that has been newly formed by EMPD officers in collaboration with the SAPS officers raided the Kempton Park CBD area on Friday, 16 April 2021. The Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina was also present as well as the Chief of Police, Isaac Mapiyeye. The operation made a few stops at the CBD in Kempton Park and arrests were made. During the operation, arrests for drunk driving were 13, there were 4 arrests for drugs, 76 arrests for undocumented immigrants and 10 vehicles were impounded. The stop and search…

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