Not all news coming from the South African Police Services (SAPS) are bad news and in Maluti an awestruck group of youngsters gathered around members of the Maluti mounted unit when they visited the Lepheane Junior School in the Koapha area on Monday.
The officers chatted with them and even took a few of the braver ones for short guided rides on their horses.
The team thereafter mounted their horses and patrolled the small rural village while interacting with members of the local community.
Enquiries: Captain Mali Govender 082 779 7123
Mystery surrounds murder of Kuyga man
Detectives from the SAPS in Kabega Park are baffled as to the motive for the fatal shooting of a Kuyga man on Monday night.
The body of Mpumelelo Nomayazi (49) was allegedly found lying in an open field near shacks in the Kuyga area in the evening.
According to his wife, her husband left home with an unknown person in a grey vehicle. She was later notified that her husband was lying in the field with gunshot wounds in the eye and neck. The motive for the murder is unknown at this stage.
Police are appealing to the community to assist them with their investigation. Information may be communicated either voluntarily or anonymously to Detective Captain Attie Klaasen at SAPS Kabega Park. He may be contacted on 082 302 6148 or at the Kabega Detective Service 041 397 6802.
Enquiries: Colonel Priscilla Naidu 071 362 8726
King William’s Town
Police seek public assistance
Police are seeking the assistance of the public to find Khulasande Fiphaza (35) who is allegedly from Butterworth.
Allegedly Khulasande shot a 45-year-old woman near the Briedbach Bridge on the N2 between East London and King William’s Town on November 10 last year. The incident happened around 17h45 that evening. The victim sustained injuries and was treated at the local hospital.
After the incident, Khulasande allegedly fled the scene in his vehicle.
Preliminary investigations in tracking down the suspect have been without success.
An attempted murder docket was opened for investigation.
Anyone who can assist police by informing them the whereabouts of the suspect can contact Detective Constable Luxolo Dlabantu of the King Williams Town SAPS on 043 6040 100 or 082 387 5337
Enquiries: Captain Siphokazi Mawisa – 071 366 1907
Man arrested with 4000 Mandrax tablets
A 29-year-old man is due to appear in the Bityi Periodical Court this week on a charge of possession of drugs.
On Sunday, members of the Public Order Policing in Mthatha followed up on information received about drugs at Mthentu Cuttings.
Mandrax tablets to the value of about R200 000 was seized.
Enquiries: Captain Dineo Koena 079 890 0742