Durbanville police arrest panga attacker

Durbanville police have arrested a 31-year old man for attempted murder in Fisantekraal after he allegedly tried to attack them with a panga on Thursday June 17, at 2.20am.

According to Durbanville police spokesman Captain Marchell Rhode, the alleged attacker was part of a trio of men who were caught walking outside of curfew hours, in Ebony street, Greenville.

“When the police members wanted to search and arrest the three men, they ran away,” he said.

One of the suspects that ran away was eventually cornered by the police squad in Ututhu Street.

“He pulled out a panga and stormed the policemen. He was pepper sprayed but still wanted to attack them with the panga.”

Captain Rhode added that only after the police officers fired warning shots could they arrest the man who faces charges of attempted murder, attacking the police, possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of drugs.

In a separate incident, two gunmen invaded a home in Lords Walk Street, Fisantekraal, on Saturday June 5, at 6.30pm, and robbed a group of friends who were counting their stokvel funds.

“They took money to the value of R170 000 from the group and left the scene on foot. No-one was injured and no arrests have been made at this stage. We suspect that the robbery could have been an inside job,” said Captain Rhode.

Anyone with information can contact Captain Rhode at 079 894 1333.