Three KZN farm robbery suspects arrested

Three KZN farm robbery suspects arrested
Some of the money stolen from the farmer, which police detectives were able to recover. Photo: Courtesy of SAPS KZN

According to SAPS KZN spokesperson, Captain Thulani Zwane, on the morning of 23 January, Luzuko Booi (30), Mlungisi Cele (23) and Harrison Nzimande (29) allegedly used firearms to hold up an unnamed 48-year old farmer and his security guard in the Harding area. The suspects allegedly forced the farmer to open his walk-in safe, from which they stole two air guns, a shotgun, two
Police said that after the suspects had fled, the security guard, who had been tied up, freed himself and released the farmer from the walk-in safe where the suspects locked him up. “After an extensive investigation into the matter three suspects were arrested,” said Zwane. “The five fire-arms were recovered, and some were found hidden amongst rocks near a river. Some of the stolen banknotes were also recovered. The Station Commander of Harding, Colonel Hendriena Grundlingh, commended the members for their sterling work.” The SAPS said that the case had been remanded to allow for further
investigation.


Proudly displaying the recovered stolen firearms are (back, from the left) Detective Warrant Officer Pinase Silangwe, Constable Sandile Mngonama, Detective Constable Siyabonga Chiliza, Constable Kabelo Chaba, Detective Captain Mandla Thunzi, Warrant Officer Thobela Mbooi, Detective Constable Busiswa Hlongwana, Detective Constable Asanda Maqokolo, and Constable Sibongiseni Danca. (front, from the left) Lieutenant Colonel Davide Nala – Commander: Harding Detective Branch, Constable Angelo Koetzee, Constable Mlungisi Kambula, and Detective Sergeant Robert Machi.