Death threats, assassination attempts and dead witnesses – that is the reality for the provincial gang task team based in Port Elizabeth. In the four years since the unit’s inception, numerous attempts on the lives of its members have been foiled. The impact is immense and means a complete overhaul of the way the officers live, according to unit commander Detective-Colonel Mike Grobler.
A gang of robbers walked out of the Baywest Shopping Centre pushing trolleys loaded with about R60 000 worth of branded clothing and shoes yesterday. The robbery happened shortly before Side Step – an apparel shop – opened at 9am,According to police, four store employees were inside when a man, posing as a customer, entered the shop. Police spokeswoman Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg said the man had gone into the shop despite store employees telling him it was closed.
The bizarre incident happened in front of Port Elizabeth's Grand Hotel in Central at about 3pm on Friday. Warrant officer Mninawe Nqunqa, 36, who was arrested, is based at Madeira detective branch in Mthatha. Police spokesman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the detective originally claimed to have been robbed but after interrogation admitted to giving them his firearm, cellphone and wallet.
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Selecting a term
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