It seems that robberies, with or without weapons, are increasing in Mkhondo and members of the public need to be cautious when travelling/walking alone.
On Friday, 8 March, at around 13:00, a lady was busy in the kitchen (at her house in Ezakheni) when two unknown men entered her house as the back door was open.
The suspects threatened her with a knife and demanded that she hand over any valuables. The suspects fled with R300-00 and the victim’s identification documentation. On the same date, a case of common robbery was opened at the local Charge Office.
According to the details in the case docket, at around 21:30 a man was walking from Zone 5 (near the Carwash on the N2) towards town, when he was suddenly approached by four unknown men. The complainant (victim in this case), informed the police that he was attacked by the men, who grabbed and tried to strangle him.
They forcefully took the victim’s bag, which contained his personal belongings to the value of R3 180-00, and fled by foot. Another case of common robbery with a weapon other than a firearm is also under investigation. On Wednesday, 13 March, at around 11:30, a man was attacked at his father’s house in Mangosuthu Village.
The complainant (in this case) stated to the police that he was outside his father’s house when a man (that he knew) approached him. The suspect started an argument with the complainant and grabbed him. He threatened him with a knife and demanded that he hand over his cellular phone. The suspect fled with the victim’s phone, valued at R800-00.
These cases are currently under investigation and no arrests have been made. If you have any information that could lead to the arrest of suspects in these cases, please contact the Charge Office on 017 824 2601/02.