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The Democratic Alliance (DA) notes the incident which took place in Ka-thu on Friday night 13 October 2017, where two young men from Kommagas were attacked by a man in a Nissan bakkie.
This is according to the DA's Member of the Provincial Legislature and Provincial Chairperson in the Northern Cape, Harold McGluwa.
While the exact circumstances of the
case are still unclear, it appears as though the attack was unprovoked and racially mo-tivated.
Mr McGluwa said that the Democratic Al-liance cannot condone racism or any racist actions of any kind. It is absolutely unac-ceptable that any person becomes a target because of the colour of his or her skin.
“We express our condolences to the fa-mily and loved ones of the young man who has passed away. We also send our well wishes for a full and speedy recovery to the second man, who has suffered serious in-juries. We will be visiting the families to show our sympathy and support.
Mr McGluwa also commended the SAPS for their quick attention to the matter, for their recovery of the vehicle used in the as-sault and the apprehension of the one sus-pect.

The South African Police Service of Kathu is investigating a Rape case that occurred on 16 March 2014 in Olifantshoek. The suspect, Akhona Vin-cent Mabengu, was arrested by members of Kathu FCS Unit, but the suspect was released on bail and breached his bail conditions and did not appear before court on 9 October .
A warrant of arrest is issued for the sus-pect and anyone with information regar-ding the suspect can contact the investi-gation officer, Detective Sergeant Kagisho Makatong at 079 697 9494 or SAPS Kathu  at 053 723 9100.

The community in John Taolo Gaetsewe district breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday 12 September 2017 when a serial rapist was handed three life sentences by the High Court held in Kathu.
According to Lieutenant Co-lonel Dimakatso Mooi from the SAPS Provincial Corporate Communication office, Tiiset-so Tutu Jetro (22) of Bathlaros outside Kuruman, had been terrorising women and young girls since 2012. He ran out of luck when his elusive rape ram-page came to a halt in 2016 after vigorous intervention by members of the Family Violen-ce, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit in Kuruman. He was nabbed after raping vic-tims aged between 11 and 30.
The crimes were committed at Seoding, Longereng, Maru-ping and Kutlwanong villages
in Bathlaros. He was linked through DNA to eight cases.
He was handed three life sentences and further seventy five years imprisonment which will run concurrently with the three life sentences.
The Provincial Commissio-ner of the South African Police Service in the Northern Cape, Lieutenant General Risimati Peter Shivuri, applauded the meticulous and professional investigative work which led to the rapist's lengthy prison term. He indicated that the sentence will serve as a deterrent to would-be rapists in the North-ern Cape.
The Provincial Commissio-ner also pointed out that the sentence augurs well with the Six Point Plan launched by the Minister of Police aimed at intensifying the fight against gender based violence.

A multi-disciplinary Tri-Lateral Operation yielded much de-sired results, where SAPS, Provincial Traffic officers and Home Affairs in the Northern Cape brought criminals to their knees over the long weekend. The focus of the operation was to clamp down on criminal activities throughout the Province, in search of illegal fire arms, stolen vehicles, transportation of illegal or stolen goods, wanted suspects, undocumented persons and drugs.  Tri-Lateral Operation is a simulta-neous crime prevention operation on the borders of neighbouring pro-vinces, between Northern Cape, Western Cape and Eastern Cape   
Two men aged 18 and 21 are remanded in police custody, after appearing before the Colesberg Ma-gistrate's Court on Friday,22 Sep-tember 2017, on a charge of money laundering. The suspects were pin-ned-down at a road block on N1 Colesberg Weigh Bridge, after they
were found in possession of a huge amount of cash.
The value of cash confiscated can-not be disclosed for investigation reasons.
They were travelling in a white VW Golf V direction Cape Town from Pretoria.
The suspects' VW Golf V was stopped and searched at a road block, where luggage loaded with huge amounts of cash was found
stashed in the boot.
On Friday, 29 September 2017, the suspects will make a reappea-rance before the Colesberg Magis-trate's Court, for formal bail appli-cation.
The Northern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Peter Shivuri, commended mem-bers under his command for their vigilance by bringing the suspects to book.

The Kuruman Regional Court has on Thursday, 17 August 2017 sentenced 33-year-old Olebogeng Magara to 20 years direct imprisonment for murdering his then 40-year-old ex-girlfriend.
It was on 19 December 2016 at Batlharos village near Kuruman when Magara was at a local tavern and saw his ex-girlfriend speaking to another man. He went and physically attacked the victim, asking her why she was speaking to other men in front of him and that is when he stabbed her with a sharp object. The victim tried to run away but collapsed.
Magara further assaulted the victim's friend who tried to go and call help from the family. Magara was arrested on the same day and had since been in custody as bail was denied due to the fact that he had a pending case of assaulting the very same victim he murdered.
The court sentenced him to 20 years for murder, three years for assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and six months for assault common. The sentences will run concurrently and he was further declared unfit to possess a firearm.
The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Risimati Shivuri welcomed the sentence and commented the investigating
officer, Warrant Officer Mpho Basekiseng for the sterling investigation that ensured that Magara face jail time. The sentence will serve as deterrent to other perpetrators of gender based violence and also shows that the law is serious about crimes committed against women.

The Northern Cape Trio Crimes Task team has launched an intensive search for suspects after a safe containing firearms and ammunition was found in a veld at Hotazel. On Wednesday, 2017 July 25 at approximately 16:00, the po-lice in Kuruman recovered an aban-doned safe with four hunting rifles, a shot gun and 350 rounds of ammu-nition for different calibres of fire arms.
The safe was spotted by commu-nity members, while collecting fire-wood, and alerted the police.
The preliminary investigation indi-
of a residence between 08 and 09 July 2017.
The Acting Provincial Commissio-ner of the Northern Cape, Major General de Waal has lauded the discovery. He commended the com-munity members for alerting the police when they spotted the safe..
The police requests anyone with, information that could assist to bring to book those who were involved in the dumping of the in the veld, to contact Captain Doggy Magugu of Trio Crimes Task Team at 082 4690 578. All information will be treated as confidential.
cates that the safe including the fire-arms, ammunition and jewellery estimated at thousands of rands was reportedly stolen during the burglary of a residence between 08 and 09 July 2017.

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