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 .
           

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 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.

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.

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.

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