Friday, 03 January 2020

Qwa Qwa: The community of Makwane Village; in Qwaqwa, made a successful citizen`s arrest after responding to the woman screaming for help. She was allegedly attacked by a man on her way to work on New Year’s Eve.

On 31 December 2019, the woman in her 40s was walking near Community Park on her way to work when she was accosted by an unknown suspect who had covered his face with a hood.

It is alleged that he threatened the woman with a knife and she surrendered her hand bag containing cash and cellphone. She screamed for help and members of community chased and caught the suspect. He was handed over to the police for further handling.

The 24-year-old suspect from Makwane appeared before the Makwane Magistrate`s court today, the 3 January 2020, on the charge of robbery with a weapon other than firearm.