A 36-year-old suspect arrested by Wentworth police for the murder of Tenique Stevens (15), was due to make his first appearance at the Durban Magistrates Court on Monday morning. The body of Tenique Stevens was found at Cuttings Beach on 5 June 2012. After an intensive investigation and despite no positive information forthcoming, detectives manage to persevered and make a breakthrough. The suspect was arrested on Thursday, 15 November by detectives and was charged for the June murder.
In other news, the Inanda Cluster members and six other stations from the Inanda Cluster have embarked on several crime prevention and Provincial Intervention operations. During the operation they managed to arrest twenty-eight suspects for dealing in liquor, five for drunken driving, seven for drinking in public, eight for possession of drugs, two for contravening counterfeit goods, possession of unlicensed firearm and two for possession of suspected stolen property. More than fifty suspects wanted for theft, reckless and negligent driving, assault, crimen injuria, house breaking and theft, murder, house robbery, kidnapping, rape, attempted carjacking, malicious damage into property, theft from motor vehicle, pointing of firearm and domestic violence were arrested. The arrested suspects appeared briefly at the various Magistrates’ Court.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni said: “The string of arrests shows that the SAPS members are dedicated to their work and ensuring that all of South African citizens are safe. Similar operations inclusive of other units in the police will be embarked upon in other areas in order to deal effectively with crime especially in this festive season”.