Chatsworth police embarked on targeted multi-disciplinary operations within the policing precinct. Over this weekend, police arrested suspects for conspiracy to commit murder, murder, housebreaking, drug possession, dealing in in connection with the liquor without a license as well as the murder of his father.
The suspect was alleged to have stabbed his father to death at the Bottlebrush Informal Settlement. During his arrest over the weekend, he was in possession of dangerous weapons.
It was reported that an altercation had occurred where the young man had demanded money from his father. The father reportedly refused to give the suspect the money, which resulted in the accused stabbing his father.
The accused was arrested, on Saturday, 14 February, at his home in Chatsworth and was expected to appear, on Monday, in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court.
In a separate incident, police arrested a 35-year-old suspect on 14 February 2021 after he had attempted to burgle a home in Chatsworth.
The suspect was found in possession of housebreaking implements as well as a multi coloured speaker, radio, equaliser and a screw driver. The accused will appear at the Chatsworth Magistrates Court today.
Also, a 23-year-old-suspect appeared, on Monday, at the Chatsworth Magistrates Court on charges of conspiracy to commit murder.
It was gathered that on 13 February 2021 at 21:30 the suspect was arrested by Chatsworth police at Shall cross after he assisted another male to petrol bomb a home in Shallcross. Police were summoned to the scene and petrol bomb was retrieved and disposed of by police.
The Acting KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Major General Thulani Gonya, celebrated the Chatsworth police for the operations which led to the arrest of the suspects.
“These operations will send a message to criminals that police will not tolerate errant behaviour as police continue to adopt a zero tolerance approach,” he said.