Cluster News

Wet & Orde / Law Enforcement

Sergeant Ntombi Manie from the Office of the Station Commander Corporate Communication SAPS in Kuruman reported the following cases in the JTG cluster :



Business burglary

The police in Kuruman are investigating a case of business burglary that occurred during Wednesday night 20 September 2016 and Thursday morning 21 September 2016 at Kalahari High School. The complainant alleged that upon arrival at school as he was opening the premises, he noticed that there had been a break-in and he alerted the management of the school. Upon further investigation, it was apparent that the perpetrators had gained entry through a window after cutting the burglar bars. Three laptops were reported stolen as well as an undisclosed amount of cash. No arrest has yet been made. All forensic evidence found at the scene was sent for analysis. The investigation continues.




In a different case, a 3-year old girl was burned to death at her home in Severn on Saturday 24 September 2016 at 21:00. The mother of the deceased alleged that she took the child to bed. She left the child sleeping and went outside to sit with other family members. While outside, she noticed smoke coming from the house where the kid was sleeping. Upon the family’s reaction to save the child, the fire had already spread throughout the house and went out of control. The police are investigating the cause of fire. A case of inquest has been opened. The investigation continues.



Culpable homicide

In another case a 32-year old man was found fatally wounded after the vehicle he was travelling in was found overturned in Mothibistad on 26 September 2016 at approximately 02:45. The Mothibistad police opened a case of culpable homicide. It is not clear yet what led to the accident. The investigation continues.