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Police Caught Murder Suspect and Other Police News

The police in Marikana arrested a second suspect who is allegedly linked to the murder of Dumisani Dlamini (33). Dlamini was a former employee of Lonmin. He was shot at the Wonderkop taxi rank at approximately 21:00 on Thursday, 29 August 2013. The 37-year-old taxi owner was arrested on 16 September 2013 at about 13:00 at his place of residence in Mooinooi.

The deceased, who was also a taxi owner, was allegedly standing next to his vehicle at the taxi rank when an unknown suspect approached him.  According to information received the suspect allegedly shot the victim several times in the chest and the stomach. The suspect allegedly used a taxi to flee the scene while the victim was taken to hospital for medical treatment where he later died.

Preliminary crime scene investigations revealed that a 9 mm pistol had been used during the shooting incident. The police found one bullet head, two sharp rounds of ammunition and cartridges at the scene. Allegations further indicated that the two suspects who have been arrested are members of the Bleskop Taxi Association.

The police conducted their investigations and on 11 September 2013 the first suspect, Lungisani Mzobe  (23), was arrested.  Mzobe made his first court appearance on Friday, 13 September 2013 and he is still in Police custody.    The two accused are expected to appear before the Rustenburg Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 18 September 2013 on charges of murder.

Furthermore the Police in the North West arrested 794 suspects in the past week, between 08 and 15 September 2013 for contact related, property related and trio crimes.

The arrested suspects include 6 for murder, 20 for rape, 133 for assault GBH, 6 for business robbery, 57 for drug related crimes, 31 for driving under the influence of liquor and 69 for undocumented persons.  Police also managed to confiscate and recover 11 cell phones, 11 firearms and 2 vehicles during the operation.

Most of the suspects have already appeared before various courts while others were expected to appear before various courts on Monday, 16 September 2013. It is great to see that the Police are making arrests and moving forward in their mission to make Rustenburg, Marikana and South Africa a safer place.

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