Colonel Thembeka Mbele said several foreigners with businesses in Underberg on Friday reported to police a Facebook post inciting the community to attack them and their businesses. The post listed the businesses that should be attacked.
“Police immediately commenced with their investigation, which led to the arrest of the suspect at his place of work at a farm in Underberg. He was taken to the Himeville police station for detention. His electronic devices were seized for further investigation.”
Mbele added that police from Umhlali, Bellair, Ndwedwe, Ntambanana and Howick made four arrests and seized several firearms over the weekend, while the Provincial Task Team conducted operations aimed at ridding the Phoenix policing area of drugs and other crime on Saturday morning.
“Eight suspects aged between 20 and 46 were arrested in different locations including Foresthaven, Caneside and Brookdale for possession of drugs. The suspects were found in possession of heroin, cocaine powder and rock cocaine. They were taken to the Phoenix police station for detention.”