Man nabbed for assisting to petrol bomb Shallcross house

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A 23-year-old man has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder after he was found assisting another man to petrol bomb a house in Shallcross.

According to KZN police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele, the suspect was expected to make his first appearance in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

“On 13 February at 21:30 pm the suspect was arrested by Chatsworth police in Shallcross after he assisted another male to petrol bomb a home.” She said police were summoned to the scene, retrieved a petrol bomb, and disposed of it.

In an attack in January in the same Shallcross area, alleged drug kingpin Yaganathan Pillay, known as Teddy Mafia, was shot dead in his home. The attack sent shockwaves through the community as two men who had been visiting Pillay at the time of his death, were beheaded following the murder.

Their bodies were burnt in full view of the public. A year ago, Pillay’s son was gunned down outside his Shallcross home in a drive-by shooting. Devendren Lionel Pillay, 32, died in hospital. Another victim, Claudene Rampersad, 32, was also shot and later died in hospital.


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The assassination attempt leaves two other artists in a critical condition!  Internationally renowned Amapiano king DJ Maphorisa survived an assassination plot when hitmen opened fire at his luxury vehicle in Gauteng on Monday night and critically injured two of his artists.

DJ Maphorisa

News of the assassination attempt was revealed by the award-winning mega star’s close allies who fear for his life. Maphorisa, born Themba Sekowe, has since gone to the ground. Relating the ordeal, a record company executive privy to the incident said Maphorisa and a group of his artists and management team were driving in a white Mercedes-benz bus from a gig in Vosloorus to another in Katlehong on the East Rand at about 10 pm on Monday, Learn More

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