Last week, two unrelated incidents, one murdered and another arrested on suspicion of killing a suspect.
Cable thief slits cop’s throat
A 46-year-old security guard was found dead with his throat slit at Leandra’s main sewage treatment plant on the morning of Friday 25 November.
A policeman was brutally killed when he responded to an ongoing theft at a sewage treatment plant business. An electrical cable was stolen.
According to information obtained by the police, the incident was reported to the security company that dispatched the officers.
to the scene.
Police were also alerted of the ongoing crime and went to the premises.
When they arrived at the scene, the police were met with a gruesome murder scene.
Paramedics were also summoned and the security guard was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police also found cartridges at the scene. Preliminary investigation suggests that the victim’s personal firearm was also stolen during the incident.
Electric cables were also stolen.
Police are investigating the murder with additional charges of wire theft. No one has been arrested yet.
Mpumalanga Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Semmakaren Daphnee Manamera condemned the attack on law enforcement.
“We will use all available resources to hunt down those responsible for the killing of the guards so that the power of the law can be felt,” the general warned.
Police urged anyone with information that might be helpful in the investigation to call Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or submit information via MYSAPSAPP.
All information received will be treated confidentially and callers may choose to remain anonymous.
Police suspect shot dead
In an unrelated incident in Secunda, a 20-year-old man appeared before the Secunda Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 25 November, on a murder charge.
The court granted R4 000 bail as it ruled that he was not a flight risk.
In a media statement issued by state news agency Brigadier General Donald Mudurli, police received information about a shooting on Nelson Mandela Drive at around 08:00 on Wednesday, November 23.
A young man, a security guard for the local security company, is said to have shot a man who later died in hospital.
When police arrived at the scene, they found an injured man in an ambulance.
he had a gunshot wound.
Mdhluli said guards fired directly at the victims. Victims have not yet been identified.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting and the cause of the event are under investigation.
However, state police can confirm that security officials have been arrested by the police and face murder.
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A firearm allegedly used in the shooting was also seized for further investigation.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the firearms used in the incident belonged to the security company employed by the guards.
The victim was treated by ER24 and taken to hospital, where he sustained his injuries.
A security guard was also injured and was treated at a local hospital. It is not yet known how he was injured or the extent of his injuries.
Members of the EFF were stationed at a nearby local school by-election polling station when the incident occurred.
They made their presence known at the crime scene and were upset that the guards were not immediately arrested at the scene.
They also exclaimed that the police’s failure to arrest security guards at the scene stemmed from “white privilege.”
This issue has been postponed to March 1, 2023 for further investigation.