Seven in­ci­dents, but only one ar­rest made

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - NEWS - KARINDA JAG­MO­HAN

IN LESS than three weeks, eight rock throw­ing in­ci­dents have been re­ported, with only one ar­rest made.

In the most re­cent in­ci­dent, on Fri­day, Kirthan Pil­lay, 19, was tar­geted when he drove un­der the bridge near “Boys’ Town” on the M4 Noth­ern Free­way, near Ton­gaat, north of Dur­ban.

Timeline of at­tacks:

De­cem­ber 29: Gaut­eng sib­lings, Amina Haf­fa­jee, 16, and Ab­dur Ra­heem, 7, were killed on the N2 be­tween Ton­gaat and Bal­lito.

Jan­uary 4: A rock hit 77-year-old Do­rian Kahlberg’s ve­hi­cle while she trav­elled un­der a bridge near Toll­gate Bridge, Berea, Dur­ban.

Jan­uary 4: Al­iza Cil­liers' win­dow was shat­tered while she was trav­el­ling south on the N2 high­way, near King Shaka In­ter­na­tional Air­port, north of Dur­ban.

Jan­uary 5: Shiven Singh and his fi­ancée were hit near Brick­field Road.

Jan­uary 6: A man, be­lieved to be in his twen­ties, was in­jured on the N2, be­tween Bal­lito and Ton­gaat, north of Dur­ban.

Jan­uary 10: Ross Pax­ton out­smarted a group of boys, aged be­tween 10 and 12, who tried to pelt his car with rocks near Seatides, north of Dur­ban. The boys ran into the neigh­bour­hood af­ter­wards.

Jan­uary 11: Tar­rin Webster from Hil­ton, near Pi­eter­mar­itzburg, es­caped an attack on her ve­hi­cle by a group of youngsters who hurled rocks from a bridge in Mer­rivale. Af­ter an alert was made on the Hil­ton What­sApp chat group, mem­bers of the How­ick Safety Net­work sprung into ac­tion and ar­rested one sus­pect.

Po­lice spokesper­son Gay Ebrahim said a 28-year-old was ar­rested for at­tempted mur­der and is to ap­pear in How­ick Mag­is­trate’s Court.

Jan­uary 11: Rocks were found scat­tered on the M19 free­way and Alpine Road, west of Dur­ban.

Jan­uary 12: Mu­si­cian Kirthan Pil­lay, 19, es­caped in­jury af­ter youngsters hurled stones at his ve­hi­cle when he trav­elled past a bridge on the M4 near Ton­gaat.

A man was in­jured when a rock hit his car on the N2 near Bal­lito in KZN.

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