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On Wednesday 15 November 2017, the SAPS Mothibistad found an abandoned Isuzu Bakkie on the N14 near Mothibistad in the early hours of the morning.
According to Captain Sergio Kock from the SAPS Corporate Communication office in Kimberley, Mariaan Fourie (62) was found severely beaten and with her hands tied inside the vehicle. The police then traced the incident back to their small holding in Seoding, Kuruman.
The body of her husband, Danie (Kat) Fourie (63), was found covered with a trailer-top on their small holding. Apparently his throat had been slit.
Mr Fourie was a well-known resident of Kuruman.
Mrs Fourie was admitted to hospital where she is currently receiving medical treatment.
The SAPS immediately formed a man-hunt and managed to arrest a 31-year old male. The suspect is an employee who did general chores at the home of the deceased.
The SAPS, with the assistance of the Kuruman community and neighbourhood watch, managed to arrest the suspect in a veld adjacent to the N14 road in Kuruman.
The police also found a 38-special revolver on the suspect, which allegedly belonged to the deceased.
The John Taolo Gaetsewe Cluster Commander, Major General Johan Bean, thanked and commended all the mentioned role-players for their speedy and professional response that led to the arrest of the suspect.
Cases of murder and attempted murder were opened. Anyone with information must please call Captain Victor Mabena on 063 691 1089. All information will be treated with the strictest of confidence. The investigation continues.
The Kathu Gazette has since learnt from Captain Kock that on the morning of Friday 17 November 2017 the 31-year-old male suspect was found hanging in the Kathu SAPS cells. The circumstances surrounding his death are being investigated.


 


Op 07 November 2017 om 18.17 was daar ‘n in-braak by Cherubs Kin-derontwikkelingsentrum op Kathu.
Die persoon het CDs en DVDs, geheuekaarte  as-ook ‘n CD-speler gesteel.
Kontak asseblief die SAPS Kathu by tel. 053 723 9100 indien jy enige inligting het wat met die ondersoek kan help.

The SAPS Kathu is investigating a murder and three counts of attemp-ted murder.
On Saturday 14 October 2017 at about midnight, an alleged altercation broke out between the male suspect (33) and four men between the ages of 18 and 21.
According to Captain Sergio Kock from the SAPS Corporate Communication office in Kimberley, it is further alleged that the suspect got into his bakkie and drove into the group of four men.
Two of the men were seriously injured and taken to hospital while the other two victims suffered minor injuries.
One of the victims, known as Alcardo Crew (20), later died in hospital.  Harry Kotze (33) was arrested and appeared in the Kathu Magistrates Court on Monday 16 October 2017 and the case was remanded to Friday 20 October 2017 for a bail determination.
The investigation continues.

The JTG SAPS cluster is being reloca-ted to Kathu within the next two weeks from Kuruman police station.
In an interview with the Kathu Gazette, the Cluster Commander, Major General Johan Bean, said that this arrangement is not an impromptu decision.
“The relocation of the cluster offices from Kuruman to Siyathemba in Kathu is a deci-sion that was suggested six or so years ago, before the construction of the new Siyathemba station and before my arrival here. The plan was in line with the reloca-tion of the Dingleton community, where the whole service infrastructure was set for Siyathemba.
“The Kuruman police station has inade-quate offices and no space to accommo-date expansion of the cluster team . As the SAPS Dingleton office  is being relocated to Siyathemba, so will the cluster office be
shifted  concurrently from Kuruman .”
Major General Bean said that Kumba will be transfering the SAPS Dingleton office as from November 6, 2017.
He further revealed that a skeletal team will remain in Kuruman that includes detect-ives and administrative clerks as more ope-rations are in progress.
The community in and around Kuruman feels it is of the opinion that whoever brought the idea and implemented the transfer of the cluster office to Kathu, has created a logistical challenge as Kuruman is more concentrated and central to the public.  
Regardless of whether villages are ser-viced by Bothithong, Mothibistad or Kathu,  the nerve centre remains Kuruman town, hence, they believe, the cluster office situ-ated in Kuruman was advantageous to all and sundry .
           

Detective Sergeant Kagisho Maka-tong of Kathu FCS Unit investigated a rape case whereby a 3 year old child was raped in Dingleton during 25 October 2014. On 19 October 2017, the suspect was sentenced in the Kathu Re-gional court on 2 counts of Rape. Letlho-gonola Kennedy Monnahela, was sen-tenced to 20 years imprisonment on each count, both counts will run concurrently.  He was also declared unfit to possess a fire arm.

A case of assault was opened at the SAPS Kathu police station after the EFF provin-cial interim leadership member  Shadreck Tlhaole was allegedly at-tacked at a community meeting held at Mapoteng (ward 5) in Kathu by the driver of the Gamagara municipali-ty’s mayor,  Tebogo Tshegang, on October 05, 2017.
The meeting was organised by the resident councillor Neo Magagane around 17:30.
The scuffle was triggered after the haphazard issuance of residential stands in the ward was raised where the ANC is alleged to be considering its members only using new registry.
According to the regional chairper-son of the Economic Freedom Fight-ers (EFF) and councillor Phenyo Ohentswe, when the question and answer session was granted to the floor, Mr Tlhaole raised his hand, possibly to question the skewed way of allocating stands on partisan lines.
Before he was given the chance, it is alleged he was labelled as a sell-
Magagane and the protocol driver of the team allegedly confronted him -  more like a charging bull - before he could utter a single word. The driver finally man-handled him.
Asked why the ANC members were irked by the raising of Mr Tlha-ole’s hand in a community meeting, a myriad of assumptions were raised to the effect that pertinent questions were in the offing that would indeed not be in favour of the ANC officials' standpoint.
Secondly, it's alleged that the in-tention was to frustrate Tlhaole so he would leave the meeting premature-ly, however he remained adamant until he was given the chance to speak.
As he was putting questions ac-ross, he was cut short by the council-lor, alleging that they could not be quizzed by a corrupt individual who had advocated for ten residential stands to an individual.
After the meeting Mr Tlhaole open-ed a case at the police station. The official lost his cellphone during the scuffle.
out on the basis of defecting from the ANC party a year ago.
In the presence of the mayor councillor Edwin Hantise, councillor Magagane and the protocol driver of the team allegedly confronted him -  more like a charging bull - before he could utter a single word. The driver finally man-handled him.
Asked why the ANC members were irked by the raising of Mr Tlha-ole’s hand in a community meeting, a myriad of assumptions were raised to the effect that pertinent questions were in the offing that would indeed not be in favour of the ANC officials' standpoint.
Secondly, it's alleged that the in-tention was to frustrate Tlhaole so he would leave the meeting premature-ly, however he remained adamant until he was given the chance to speak.
As he was putting questions ac-ross, he was cut short by the council-lor, alleging that they could not be quizzed by a corrupt individual who had advocated for ten residential stands to an individual.
After the meeting Mr Tlhaole open-ed a case at the police station. The official lost his cellphone during the scuffle.

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