From Dina in SA
The newspapers say that crime is less during the world cup, but far away from the headlines things are somewhat different
- Willie Maartens (40) from Roodepoort with his extended family reports shots fired at 3 caravans and tents, and robbed at gunpoint. Bullets passed right through the caravans, etc
This was what the national head of police, General Bheki Cele, said on Monday at the military funeral of Sergeant Gert du Toit, 34, in Johannesburg.
Du Toit, a member of the K9 unit (the former dog unit) in Johannesburg, was shot dead by cash-in-transit robbers in Protea South, Soweto, last Saturday.
Cele told his family that they could be proud of him.
"You can walk proudly out of this church. He died for what he believed in."
"We have to guard against being different people by day and by night."
He referred to the R5 assault rifles that were found on the crime scene.
"There is only one organisation that uses these weapons and that is the SA police force."
He was arrested when police found heroin, cocaine, five cellphones and R10 000 in his car when they searched it at a roadblock in South Beach on Wednesday, said Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge.