Elderly couple attacked, taxi man killed

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iol news pic cash box and guns supplied A cash-in-transit guard has been shot and wounded in a robbery in Oranjesig, Bloemfontein. File picture: supplied

KwaZulu-Natal - Pietermaritzburg police are searching for a gang which attacked and robbed an elderly couple in Prestbury this week.

Police spokeswoman Lieutenant Joey Jeevan, said Donavan, 75, and Denise, 70, Slatter, were at home on Monday at about 8pm, when four men forced their way into the house through a patio door and tied them up.

The robbers allegedly stole the couple’s two vehicles: a blue 2011 Mitsubishi Subaru Forrester and a dark green 2000 Renault Scenic.

They also got away with R500 in cash, two cellphones, one computer screen and a camera.


Anyone who can assist the police with information can call Captain Bashi Thaver at 083 650 4939 or 033 845 7756.

In a separate incident, Dalton police are appealing for information about a taxi-related murder that happened in the Inadi area on October 26.

Lamulani Philani Ngxongo, 28, and his wife, Babongile, 24, were attacked in their house and shot with high-calibre automatic rifles, believed to be AK-47s.

Ngxongo, a partner in a taxi business, died. His wife is in a critical condition.

Contact Detective Warrant Officer Mervin Govender if you can assist with information. He can be reached at 033 5011 552 or 082 459 7167. - Daily News

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