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Jhb West Cluster probes serious cases at neighbouring station

In one of the cases being investigated, a man was allegedly murdered for R10.


The Jhb West Cluster has turned its focus to investigate serious crimes that have occurred in a neighbouring police precinct.

This has been part of a large multi-disciplinary operation involving a score of police stations, including Honeydew, to combat crime.

Honeydew Police spokesperson Captain Balan Muthan said the cluster was investigating matters in Diepsloot surrounding house robberies and murder.

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Dissecting some serious crime incidents this month alone, Muthan said on 6 March a house robbery was reported, “It was alleged that the victim was asleep at his room when he happened to hear the dogs barking. He woke up and saw three unknown male suspects pointing a firearm at him.

They demanded cash and robbed him of his Plasma TV, wallet with valuable cards,” he said.

Four days later (10 March) a man was murdered in extension seven. “It was alleged that a witness saw the deceased being confronted by suspect with a knife. The suspect wanted his R10 from the deceased. He then stabbed him in his right thigh and genital parts. The deceased sustained a big cut wound on his thigh and lose excessive blood and was certified dead at the scene,” Muthan explained.

The same day, police had to investigate a case of a dumped fetus. “It was alleged that the community members found the fetus inside a shopping bag dumped at the dumping site,” Muthan said.He added that none of these matters has been resolved.

Details: Honeydew Police Station on 011 801 8400 or Diepsloot Police Station on 011 367 6300.

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