SAPS Media Releases

This information is extracted from the regular media releases issued by Corporate Communication Hout Bay SAPS:
Unless otherwise stated, all media releases/corporate communications are issued by:
W/O Tanya Lesch

Corporate Communication
tel  021-791 8660 / 78
fax 021-791 8661

The following details should be used to contact Hout Bay SAPS:
  • SAPS switchboard 021 791 8660
  • SAPS Community Service Centre 021 791 9300 CSC
  • SAPS Community Service Centre 021 791 9301 CSC
  • SAPS Community Service Centre 021 791 9302 CSC
  • SAPS Community Service Centre 021 791 9303 CSC
  • SAPS Station Commander 082 778 6622 Lt Colonel Nebhisi
  • SAPS Visible Police Commander 082 469 2921 Captain Lourens
  • SAPS Detective Commander 082 469 2576 Captain Bock
  • SAPS Communication Officer 082 302 8370 W/O Tanya Lesch
  • CPF Chairperson Anthony Chemaly
  • SAPS email:

(Published by Hout Bay CPF on 23 August 2017.) 

4 June 2018 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release
On Friday 2018-06-01 at approx 17:15 a shooting incident took place on c/o Main rd and Mandela rd. A 43 year old man Phindile Parafien, a taxi driver, was transported to Groote Schuur hospital after he was shot in the head and died later in hospital. A case of murder was opened. One suspect was arrested and is due to appear in Wynberg Magistrate court on the mentioned charges.
28 May 2018 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release
On Monday, 28th of May 2018 at approx. 21:15 a house robbery occurred in Hout Bay. The complainant was watching television when four males, wearing balaclavas and gloves broke the sliding door and entered the house, armed with knives and screwdrivers. The suspects threatened the complainant and took him and his wife to the bathroom. The suspects fled the scene with house hold items. No arrests have been made as yet.
On Saturday, 27th of May 2018 an operation was conducted in the Hout Bay area. Nine suspects aged between 28 and 47 years were arrested. Members of the CPU unit searched houses and also random searches were made. During this operation several drugs including dagga, mandrax and tik were confiscated and handed in as evidence. One arrest was made for possession of dangerous weapon. All suspects appeared on Monday in the Wynberg magistrate court on the mentioned charges.

24 May 2018 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release - Recent Crimes
On Tuesday, 15th of May 2018 at 22:15 a house robbery occurred in Bethal Rd, Hout Bay. When the complainant and his wife returned home, they were accosted by two unknown males and threatened with knives. The suspects demanded cash and jewellery, there was an altercation between the suspects and the complainant. One suspect was stabbed in the neck and in the chest, he was transported to hospital and remained under Police guard. He was discharged from hospital on Monday 21st of May 2018 but still remained in Police custody, he appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates court on charges of House robbery. The suspect is due to appear again on the 28th of May 2018 for bail information. The second suspect fled the scene. The knife was handed in as forensic evidence. A Forensic expert collected blood swabs from the crime scene for DNA purposes. SAPS are following up on all information which could lead to more arrests.
On Monday, 21st of May 2018 at 21:15 the complainant was at his house in Imizmo Yethu, when he heard someone knocking on the front door. Four suspects armed with knives broke down the door before he could open the door. The suspects entered his room and demanded his laptop and cellular phones and fled the scene with the mentioned items. No arrests has been made as yet.
On Monday, 21st of May 2018 at 21:00 the complainant was in his garden in Baviaans kloof when he was confronted by four unknown suspects wearing balaclavas. They threatened him with knives and ordered him back into the house and took his wedding ring and demanded cash. The complainant and his son were tied up with cellphone charger cables. No arrests has been made as yet.
SAPS would like to emphasize the importance of being vigilant when entering your premises and report any suspicious activities to SAPS. Activate outside perimeter beams when home and alarms when not home.
23 May 2018 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release
On Tuesday, 22nd of May 2018 and Wednesday 23rd May 2018 detectives of Hout Bay SAPS had two tracing operations with the following successes. The seven CID members worked from 04:00 – 24:00 and made 11 arrests including several warrant of arrests (Common Robbery, House breaking, Possession of drugs, Drunken driving), Murder, Assault and Crimen Injuria.
17 May 2018 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release
On Thursday, 17 May 2018 from 06:00 – 14:00 a combined Fiela operation was conducted in the Hout Bay Area under the command of Capt Lourens, the Vispol Commander. A total of 21 members from Wynberg Cluster, Hout Bay SAPS, Metro Police and Law Enforcement were part of this operation and 10 vehicles were utilized.
The following successes were reached:
1 Drug arrest was made, where a 24 year man from Imizamo Yethu was searched and (eight) 8 mandrax tablets were found in his possession, the drugs were confiscated and handed in as evidence. He will appear in Wynberg Magistrate court on Friday for Possession of drugs.
Two roadblocks and four Vehicles check points were held. During this operation, 59 people 45 vehicles were searched. Two axes and one knife was found abandoned on the back seats of the vehicles. Thirty five RTA fines to the value of R23 600 were issued.
Three second hand goods premises, six licenced liquor premises and three unlicensed liquor premises were visited. Malls and schools were also visited during the operation.
Hout Bay SAPS Management would like to thank all the role players who were involved in ensuring this operation’s success.
15 May 2018 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release
Crime report for the week from SAPS indicates residents to be aware of continued housebreakings in Hout Bay with some instances in which housebreakings become home invasions when residents are home. Residents are encouraged to arm alarms and perimeter beams when home at night to prevent incidents so please ensure that you have alarms on at night. 
Contact crimes are on the increase and theft of motor vehicles/scooters is a concern currently. A murder was reported over the weekend as well as cases of sexual assault all of which resulted in arrests of suspects by SAPS. 
SAPS indicate that highest levels of criminal activity occurs on Thursdays between 18h00 & 00H00 and housebreakings peak times are 00h00 to 03h00.

3 May 2018 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release
Hout Bay Residents
Western Cape SAPS have been made aware of social media posts calling for mass unrest, damage to property and land invasions in the Western Cape on Saturday May 5 with Hout Bay also mentioned. While there is no confirmation of actual threat, SAPS feel it prudent for residents to be aware of the situation and report any incidents or related information immediately. Hout Bay SAPS will be monitoring the situation closely.

2 May 2018 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: Beach Robberies
On 25th April 2018 at 12:00 a robbery occurred when a complainant and his wife walked on Beach Rd when they were confronted by two males. The suspects asked the time and demanded the complainants wallet. The complainant handed an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspects. One 18 year old male suspect and a juvenile were arrested. Both suspects to appear in Wynberg Magistrate court on Thursday, 3rd of May 2018.
On 26th April 2018 at 19:15 a robbery occurred at the Hout Bay harbour when the complainant was approached by an unknown male in the bathroom. The suspect demanded the complainants back pack and ran away with it. No arrests have been made as yet.
On 26th April 2018 at 18:30 a robbery occurred at the beach, when the complainant was threatened with a knife by an unknown suspect who robbed her of a cellular phone. No arrests have been made as yet.
SAPS would like to urge the public once again to be more vigilant and not to walk alone on the beach or deserted areas. Valuables should never be visible.
22 April 2018 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: Shooting
On Monday, 23 April 2018 at 03:00 there was a taxi strike, the taxis were parked opposite the Police station. The taxis started picking up commuters, at 04:00 a shooting between the taxi groups occurred in Main Rd. A taxi driver from Delft was shot in the head and died on the scene. A case of murder was opened.

10 April 2018 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: Hangberg Shooting
On Sunday 8th April 2018 at approximately 04:30 - 05:00 a small group of men went to a shebeen in Hangberg to buy alcohol, there was an altercation between them and other men. On their return to Rhodevos street shots were fired at them, it was still dark and they could not see where the shots came from or who fired the shots. One victim, 24 years of age, was declared dead on the scene and his brother was transported to Grootte Schuur hospital. The 28 year victim, that is in Victoria hospital sustained two gunshot wounds to his back. No arrests have been made as yet, SAPS are following up on all leads.

3 March 2018 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: Drowning
On Thursday, 1st of March 2018 at approx. 18:00 two boys (3 years of age) went to the swimming pool of Silikamva High School. It is unknown why the two boys went there and what happened. The gate of the school and of the pool was open due to ongoing construction on the premises. Children that passed the pool noticed the two bodies floating on the water and called a resident of Imizamo Yethu. He then managed to retrieve the two bodies and they were taken to the fire station in Hout Bay. Both were then transported the Victoria hospital and Red Cross hospital, both children were later declared dead at the hospital. The pool was full of water due to the water running from the mountain area. On Friday morning SAPS diving unit did a thorough search in the pool. An inquest docket was opened.
28 Feb 2018 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: Visitor Security
This office would like to request that B&B’s and guesthouses inform their visitors, especially foreigners, regarding their safety. Many cases have been reported where visitors become victims of crime. Victims are robbed for their belongings and are sometimes even attacked violently. Visitors are not fully informed that it is not safe to walk in a deserted or badly lit area example, small alley ways on the way to the beach and beach area. Valuables should not be visible or carried in public places.

24 Feb 2018: Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: Shooting
On Thursday, 22nd of February 2018 at approx. 21:30 a 22 year old African male was shot and killed outside OK Mini mart in Main Rd Hout Bay. Another victim was shot inside the OK Mini Mart and sustained injuries to his head, he was transported to Groote Schuur Hospital. A murder case and attempted murder case was opened. No arrests have been made as yet. All leads are being followed up to establish the cause of the incident. Anyone with information to please report it to Hout Bay SAPS or the crime line.

1. The management of the South African Police Service is committed to conducting objective investigations leading to successful prosecutions and improved conviction rates.
2. It has been noted that there is an increasing tendency to post photographs or videos of suspects on Whatsapp groups or on unofficial social media platforms prior to their appearance
in court. These images are sometimes leaked from participants in the group to the media. Such publication can prejudice an investigation or court process and can render identification
parades invalid.
3. The practice of posting and distributing photographs or videos of suspects on Whatsapp groups or social media, or publishing such images in any manner prior to a court appearance, must cease immediately.
12 Feb 2018 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: Fire
This morning at 01h30 a fire started in the Dontse Yake area of Imizamo Yethu
It is uncertain how the fire started but rumour is that this incident is taxi related but this is not confirmed
A case of arson has been opened CAS 596/02/2017
One person was injured and transported to hospital and one fire fighter was injured
9 Fire trucks were on the scene to extinguish the fire
Thula Thula are the organisation dealing with the registration of burnt down dwellings 
More than 70 fire fighters attended to the fire
Superintendent Jack, Constable Cupido and 4 other Metro police members were on scene
2 Metro traffic officers were on scene
6 POP officers were on scene
Local SAPS officers and 10 other officers from outside Hout Bay were on scene
Disaster Management were informed of the incident and will attend.
12 February 2018 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release:
On Monday, 2018-02-12 at approx. 01:00 a male and two female friends were listening to music from a combi at Hout Bay beach. After a while they were approached by three unknown males, when an argument started between the two groups. The male then decided to leave with his girlfriend and they went home, the other woman decided to stay behind with the three men. The lady that stayed behind sought help from Deep Blue Security at Checkers. One suspect was then arrested for rape and another three suspects were arrested during the morning.
A rape case was opened. The suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 on the mentioned charges.
In the early hours of this morning 4 males approached a vehicle in the parking lot near the beach toilets at the Chapmans Peak end of the beach. The driver and one female companion managed to drive away but the other two females were abducted and assaulted.
One femaie managed to run away and alerted Deep Blue Security at Checkers. Responders were alerted and one suspect was taken into custody followed later by another 3 suspects.
This result would not have been possible had the established Watchcon community safety network not been in place to ensure a coordinated response involving SAPS, Deep Blue, ADT, CCP and HBNW responders
It is only through our communities combined efforts to fight crime that we can record such success’s and we thank all who contributed to this case.
31 January 2018 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: Warning of Recent Scams 
Hout Bay residents need to inform their employees (admin staff, security, domestic workers or gardeners) to be careful and vigilant for people knocking on their doors pretending to come and "look at your pool", "trim trees for the neighbour","inspect a water meter" etc. If you do arrange for people to come to your house, inform your employees. They can become victims of crime. This is how house robberies, theft and other crimes are committed.
It was also reported that the community received phone calls where the caller pretends to be a SAPS member and demand cash to be paid into a money market account. They are threatened and if they do not pay a huge amount of cash a warrant of arrest will be issued. SAPS would like to warn the community that the only correct way to deal with this, is to contact your nearest Police Station and make proper enquiries. SAPS would never ask you to pay money into an account for a crime being committed. You will either have to pay a fine at SAPS and a receipt will be issued to you or your case will be sorted out at court.

09 January 2018 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: SUCCESSES FOR DECEMBER 2017: HOUT BAY SAPS
Ten drug premises were searched and 7 arrests were made for possession of drugs, where the following drugs were confiscated; 2013 grams of dagga and 401.5 Mandrax tablets.  90 shebeens were visited where 1847.43 lt of alcohol were confiscated and handed in as evidence. Four arrests for possession of dangerous weapons during random searches. 573 people were searched and 255 vehicles during vehicle check points. One 9mm pistol was seized after attempted murder was committed.

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