Police in Kakamas is appealing to the community to assist them in identifying and tracing the next of kin of a man that was found dead on the farm, Maraisvlei, next to the Kakamas/Pofadder N14 main road. It is alleged that on the 3rd of January 2017 the decomposed body of a male was found under a tree on the farm. Police believe that the body was lying there for several days. The deceased is about 40-50years old and was dressed in beige trousers and t-shirt with grey, red and black stripes and UZZI shoes. There was also a yellow tracksuit top hanging in the tree. The deceased is about 1.8mt tall and is of average built.

The person was not reported missing and the Police have no further information about his family or people that may know him.

Anyone who can assist police in tracing the next of kin or who may know the deceased is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Jaco Basson at Kakamas Detective Service at 054 431 0863 or Cell 079 567 2555.   

Police in Paballelo opened an inquest docket into the deaths of a family of four. On Saturday,11 February 2017 at approximately 18:15, Paballelo police discovered four family members dead in their own house at Asia Street, Paballelo.

Police suspect that a 37-year-old man, who was the husband of a 35-year-old woman and a father of a 3-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy, could have poisoned the family and subsequently hanged himself.

 

Investigation continues.

On Friday 20 February 2017 at about 10:00, Cst Thapelo Kgopodithatha was busy with patrol duties when he received information of someone selling dagga in Mapoteng.  He went to Mapoteng and found the dagga which the suspect pointed out to him. The suspect, a 30 year old black male was arrested for Dealing in dagga, and dagga with a weight of 0.895 grams and a street value of R3000 were confiscated.  The suspect will appear in the magistrate court in Kathu on 13 February 2017.

Die AfriForum  tak in Kathu het hul samewerking met die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiediens (SAPD) bevestig deur ’n afskrif van die samewerkingsooreenkoms wat op 16 Januarie 2017 tussen AfriForum en die SAPD in Centurion gesluit is, op 7 Februarie 2017 aan die stasiebevelvoerder van dié stasie te oorhandig.

 

Die ooreenkoms is oorhandig aan kol. Neville Klaassen, bevelvoerder van die SAPD in Kathu.

 

“Ons is baie opgewonde oor dié ooreenkoms, wat ten doel het om ’n geïntegreerde benadering te volg om veiligheid te verbeter en gemeenskapsamewerking in die bekamping van misdaad aan te moedig,” sê Gonda Louw, AfriForum se streekskoördineerder vir Noord-Kaap.

 

“Met hierdie ooreenkoms word ons vermoë versterk om ’n nog  groter verskil in ons gemeenskap te maak, maar ons het plaaslike inwoners se hulp en ondersteuning nodig om misdaad te bekamp,” sê Carel Reyneke, veiligheidsvoorsitter  van die AfriForum-tak in Kathu.

 

Raak by jou plaaslike AfriForum-tak en -buurtwag betrokke: SMS “Buurtwag” na 32532 (R1).

 

On Saturday 11 February 2017 at about 13:05, Constable Shadrack Basiretsi was busy with patrol duties in Rietbok street Kathu. He saw a brown male person carrying a bag with something heavy inside. He stopped the suspect and searched the bag and found a black computer box inside. The suspect was not able to give a reasonable explanation of why the computer box was in his possession.  Constable Basiretsi arrested the 40 year old brown male for Possession of possible stolen goods and he will appear in the magistrate court on Monday 13 February 2017.

The South African Police Service of Kathu is investigating a Murder case that occurred in January 2015 at Shelela street in Mapoteng.  The deceased was found lying next to the road with a stab wound in his back.  The deceased was later identified as Mr Josef Vunge of 32 5th street Mapoteng.  Anyone with information regarding the incident that might lead to an arrest can contact the investigation officer Detective Warrant Officer Johan Rossouw at 053 723 9125 or Kathu SAPS at 053 723

9100.

Kathu Gemeenskap Polisie Forum (GPF) het op Valentynsdag, Dinsdag 14 Februarie 2017 springmielies op verskeie punte aan motoriste uitgedeel. Hier is twee lede besig om motoriste oorkant Hoërskool Kathu te bederf daarmee. Die meegaande boodskap lees: “Ons gee om vir jou veiligheid.”