That’s CRIMINAL – Your Local Crime Update
THIS WEEK’S CRIME IN BRIEF: Remote jamming at Hobart Shopping Centre; unlicensed firearms seized by the Sandton SAPS CCT; and two male Servals confiscated from Bryanston residence.
REMOTE JAMMING AT HOBART SHOPPING CENTRE
A Bryanston resident had her car remotely jammed and numerous items stolen from her car while shopping at the Hobart Shopping Centre. CCTV footage indicates that the woman was followed by suspects in a silver Kia Sportage who reversed into the parking space next to her vehicle and waited for her to leave. They then opened her car door and stole her handbag, purse and sunglasses.
Please manually check that your car doors are securely locked, especially when parked at a petrol station or shopping centre.
Bryanston hijacker sentenced to life imprisonment
The Sandton CPF reports that the Bryanston hijacker accused of kidnapping and murdering Mandla Zulu has been sentenced to life imprisonment.
The accused, Wanda Masilela, was also handed two five -year sentences for kidnapping, fifteen for aggravated robbery, six for illegal possession of a firearm and two for illegal possession of ammunition.
The victim, Mandla Zulu, died after being shot in a hijacking in Bryanston in May 2017. Two vehicles reportedly followed him and his wife after they had been visiting his mother in hospital. As he approached a stop sign, the hijackers blocked his vehicle, shot him, and drove away along with his wife. The couple were later released and left outside a house in Lonehill. Mr Zulu was taken to hospital but died soon afterwards from gunshot wounds to the abdomen.
According to Masilela: “I have nothing to say accept that the court is sentencing me because I am not a South African, I don’t accept what they say, I can only say I feel for the family but have nothing to do with it. ”
Judge Du Plessis said in his ruling that Masilela showed no remorse for his actions before sentencing him to life imprisonment.
Three suspects arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms on Katherine Street
(Saturday 22 September) – The Sandton Crime Combatting Team (CCT) members arrested three suspects for possession of two unlicensed firearms and ammunition near Innesfree Park on Katherine Street, Sandton.
The suspects were driving a Silver Audi A3 hatchback that was hijacked earlier this month in Mamelodi East. They will face additional charges of hijacking and possession of a hijacked vehicle.
Great job, Crime Combatting Team!
ANOTHER ARREST BY THE SANDTON SAPS CRIME COMBATTING TEAM (CCT)
(Saturday 29 September, 12.30pm) – The Sandton SAPS Station Commander, Brigadier Moodley has confirmed that the Sandton SAPS CCT arrested a male suspect in Sandton for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. The suspect was arrested at the corner of Rivonia Boulevard and 12th Ave and a 9mm Glock pistol with 13 live rounds of 9mm ammunition, one magazine and a holster were seized. The suspect was arrested and detained at Sandton SAPS. He will appear in Court on Monday the 1st of October 2018.
Thank you, Sandton SAPS CCT Team!
TWO MALE SERVALS CONFISCATED FROM BRYANSTON RESIDENCE
Two male servals were confiscated from a private Bryanston residence by the Sandton SPCA. Both animals were apparently in good health but were being kept illegally as pets. One male has already been placed into a pre-release enclosure at a release site, while the other is scheduled to be placed at another reserve.