● MORE senior citizens have come forward claiming the man, who had allegedly conned an elderly women of her R50 000 necklace, R700 and a cellphone, had duped them too. The Phoenix man had allegedly robbed the grandmother, 72, at the La Lucia Mall. He appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday on a fraud charge. Further charges are expected to be included after more elderly people came forward. Prosecutor Kuveshnie Pillay said the State would oppose bail. The case was postponed until November 12.
● POLICE are hunting for the killers of two family members of the late Struggle stalwart, Ahmed Kathrada.
Yunus Kathrada, 65, and his son Ahmed, 28, were shot and killed during a home invasion in Schweizer-Reneke in the North West on Thursday night.
The gunmen fled the scene empty-handed.
Police are investigating.
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation said the tragedy was another in the growing number of violent deaths and indicated a crime problem, which needed to be addressed in order to place the country on the path of growth and stability. ● THE charges against a Phoenix man accused of shooting his friend on New Year's Day were withdrawn in the Verulam Magistrate's Court on Thursday. Kasavan Pillay, 41, was charged with murder, following the death of Keegan Govender, 32. It was alleged that Govender had visited Pillay after midnight. Pillay was allegedly ushering in the new year by shooting blank cartridges out of a gun. But, a bullet was lodged in the gun’s chamber and struck Govender in the back of the head.
● THE body of a man, allegedly bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat, was found near the Stanmore Swimming Pool in Phoenix yesterday morning.
The man, believed to have been between 41 and 45 years old, sustained severe injuries to his head and face.
A police source said residents heard screams and saw a group of men fleeing.
A broken baseball bat was found near his body, the source said. ● AFTER reading of their plight in POST last week, members of the newly-formed Crossmoor Civic Association donated clothing, household items and R9 000 cash to the Govender family, whose Crossmoor home was severely damaged by a fire last week. Public relations officer, Rosalyn Marimuthu, said: “We are nearing the festive season and decided to help.” | POST Reporters