31.3.2020 06:18 pm
Eastern Cape police commissioner Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga condemned the incident as ‘gruesome and cruel’.
A man has been arrested on five counts of murder and arson after he allegedly set alight a house in Seymour in the Eastern Cape, resulting in the deaths of his girlfriend and four others on Tuesday.
It is suspected that the deceased were severely assaulted before being set alight as there were several stones found around the scene.
This comes after Genzeni Ernstine MaMthalane Zuma was raped and murdered, allegedly by men posing as SANDF soldiers who said they were going around sanitising homes.
The woman’s children were found outdoors in Site 5 in Dunoon and were taken to safety by police while their mother was being tracked down.
Journalists from the Mail & Guardian reported on Tuesday about what they had witnessed in the Johannesburg CBD on Monday, amid a nationwide lockdown imposed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to combat the spread of Covid-19.
The scammer sent emails, posing as the chief justice, stating his cousin died and that he needed money urgently.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said in the first incident, the body of a woman was discovered in Kwaggafontein in the early hours of the morning.
Lehari encouraged residents to comply with the lockdown regulations and physical distancing when travelling or queuing at shops and banks.
Two men and two women, aged between 30 and 56, have since been arrested and charged with murder.
According to police spokesperson Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba, five SAPS members stopped a white bakkie and searched it.
Two men reportedly approached the open ambulance door while the crew was busy sighting an IV line for the patient, and produced a gun.
Nonhlanhla Khoza said government was concerned about ‘criminals who take advantage of the national lockdown to rob and murder unsuspecting citizens’.
Police are investigating a case of spreading fake information after a woman sent a voice note alleging that a relative had tested positive for the virus.
A number of pensioners in the Durban north area areallegedly being targeted by a con woman who gains their trust by assisting them at supermarkets.
In terms of the 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, no one is allowed to leave their homes unless under strictly controlled circumstances.