Suspect arrested in KZN triple murder

News Guy
September 23, 2018
994 Views

Parliament’s police portfolio committee has commended the KwaZulu-Natal South African Police Service (SAPS) detective team for arresting a suspect linked to the triple murder in which a mother and her two daughters were killed in their home in Phoenix, Durban on Friday.

Committee chairman Francois Beukman said on Sunday the quick response by the SAPS detective team and the subsequent arrest of a suspect confirmed there was no substitute for effective and professional detective work in solving murder cases.

The incident had put the alarming crime rate against women and children in the spotlight. “The turnaround time in the detective service’s performance in all nine provinces is of critical importance to ensure that perpetrators of crime against women and children are arrested and brought before the courts.

“Too many unsolved murder cases erode the confidence of the community in the police service, leading to vigilante conduct that undermines the criminal justice system in general,” he said.

An immediate response to murder incidents by detectives was essential, because delayed responses and investigations added to the complexity of cases. Investigative officers should also, on a regular basis, give feedback to the families of victims.

Beukman said the retention and promotion of experienced detectives by national and provincial police management was essential, and skills transfer to new recruits and up-to-date forensic training was key to the turnaround in the detective environment.

ANA

Comments

You may be interested

Sharks are ready for the Curry Cup final
Ballito News
4 shares101 views
Ballito News
4 shares101 views

Sharks are ready for the Curry Cup final

News Guy - Oct 23, 2018

The Sharks go into Saturday’s Currie Cup final against Western Province at Newlands knowing that they were comfortably second best the last time the…

Horror crash on the North Coast of KZN claims 5 lives
Ballito News
109 shares13,734 views
Ballito News
109 shares13,734 views

Horror crash on the North Coast of KZN claims 5 lives

News Guy - Oct 22, 2018

Five people have died and a further two people have sustained serious injuries following a high-impact, head-on collision on the…

SAPS offices broken into five times in past few weeks – what is going on?
Featured
29 shares5,244 views
Featured
29 shares5,244 views

SAPS offices broken into five times in past few weeks – what is going on?

News Guy - Oct 20, 2018

The Pietermaritzburg unit’s offices were broken into five times over the past few weeks, with electronic equipment stolen. KwaZulu-Natal officials…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.