Police said the boy told them that his uncle had given him the firearm, which would now be sent for ballistics testing.
It is understood that the farmer shouted at the suspects and fired some warning shots, but they were not deterred.
The teenager was arrested a few hours after the case was reported.
While her rapist was asleep, the woman managed to get her hands on a knobkerrie and beat Gaesirwe into submission before alerting her neighbours.
In Mabopane, four cars were impounded as they had no valid papers, and through preliminary investigations, it was discovered that the vehicles were reported to be stolen and hijacked.
They are expected to appear in the Soshanguve Regional Court on Monday.

Crime Two suspects arrested for impersonating Hawks members, asking for R50K bribe

They were allegedly in possession of fraudulent documents bearing the Hawks’ logo.

Crime Five suspects arrested for murder of King Goodwill Zwelithini’s son

Several suspected stolen items were seized at the residences of the suspects.

Crime Eskom security guard ambushed, shot dead in Soweto

The incident on Thursday comes after two security officers, also contracted to Eskom, died after they were shot in Lenasia South on 10 November.

Crime Suspects who allegedly impersonated Hawks officials arrested

Investigations revealed that the suspects were not Hawks members, and were in possession of fraudulent documents containing the Hawks logo. 

Crime WATCH: Five more trucks set alight as ‘war’ against drivers continues

Reports indicate the modus operandi was the same as Thursday’s attack, where a vehicle drove past trucks while the occupants threw petrol bombs at them. 

Crime Cape Town mom shot dead while waiting for taxi after work

The woman was shot after being approached by a man who demanded her cellphone. She handed it over, and was shot.

Crime Mpumalanga couple arrested for R2.2m tax evasion

It is alleged that, during April 2017, one of the accused allegedly fraudulently submitted false tax returns to SARS, which caused the tax man a loss of around R2.2 million.

Crime Western Cape police sergeant arrested for alleged corruption

The man was arrested after the Western Cape’s anti-corruption unit conducted an operation at Belville South SAPS.

Crime Suspects arrested for murder of 90-year-old woman during house robbery

Police and emergency services declared the woman dead at the scene, and her elderly, blind son was transported to hospital with serious injuries. 

Crime Man sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for attempted murder of young son

The six-year-old boy was found by police with multiple injuries, after being choked with a chain and assaulted with a belt by his father. His mother was also being abused.

Crime Hawks arrest Limpopo man who allegedly tried to bribe cop

He is expected to appear in the Seshego Magistrate’s Court on Monday. 

Crime Armed robbers attack Fidelity cash facility in Pretoria, make off with cash

CEO of Fidelity Services Group Walt Bartmann said the suspects injured two of the officers. The robbers made off with ‘a limited amount of cash’, though reports suggest the amount was R30 million.

Crime R2 million dagga plantation found in upmarket Durban neighbourhood

Two people, aged 25 and 30, were arrested and charged with dealing in dagga.

Crime Cape Town woman robbed, killed while waiting for Uber

Bonteheuwel ward councillor Angus McKenzie identified the woman as Lauren Braiden – a mother of two.




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