Weekly Review

4 arrested for murder


Four men have been arrested for allegedly stabbing and killing a man early Wednesday morning in Themba, according to police. Spokesperson Lieutenant Sarah Lesabane said Vispol members responded to a complaint of a man lying on a tar road in a pool of blood.  “The man had stab wounds on his upper body and was taken to hospital, but died in the ambulance just on arrival at the hospital. Temba detective followed up on information from the community and four people were arrested,” she said. Still according to Lesabane, the four people, aged 16, 24 and two aged 10, are being detained and have been charged with murder.



June 20 th, 2015



Angry Akasia residents grabbed a man after he attempted to rape a woman in Akasia. According to Akasia Action Group (AAG) spokesperson Erich Landsberg, the man approached the woman on the corner of Willem Cruywagen Road and 1st Avenue around 13:30 and told her he was going to rape her. “When the woman took out her phone to call for help, the man stabbed her with a broken alcohol bottle and took off with her phone.” The mob spotted him in bushes near Akasia High School and grabbed him. AAG members pulled him away from the angry crowd and called the Akasia police to collect the man. The woman reportedly suffered minor injuries and sustained stab wounds on her hands. Akasia police spokesperson Captain Riana van Aarde said the man was arrested and detained. “We are investigating a robbery with a weapon other than a firearm,” she said. The suspect appeared in the Pretoria North court.


Massive drug bust in Amandasig

Police have arrested 12 people in a drug bust in Amandasig, Pretoria on Tuesday. According to AAG’s spokesperson Erich Landsberg four of the 13 suspects had been arrested for dealing in drugs.  Police seized heroin, nyaope, dagga and CAT as well as pipes and smoking and sniffing paraphernalia. Police spokesperson Constable Reneilwe Makwalo said police were investigating, according to reports.


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