Community urged to help police with two murder cases

Steenberg police need the community’s assistance in two separate murder cases.

Waseem Anthony, 29, from Steenberg, was gunned down in the yard at a house Beethoven Street last Friday, November 24.

Police responded to the incident at 8.45pm. Mr Anthony was found lying in a pool of blood and was declared dead on the scene.

Steenberg police spokesperson Warrant Officer John Bartlett said the victim was allegedly looking for someone in Beethoven Street.

“The occupants of the house heard him shout for someone and when they went out they found the victim lying in the yard. After examining the body it was discovered the deceased sustained eight gunshot wounds to his body. Thirteen cartridges and two projectiles were found on the scene,” said Warrant Officer Bartlett.

In another incident, 34-year-old Marlow de Waal was gunned down in Parkin Court in Lavender Hill on Sunday, November 26, at 4.10pm.

According to police, Mr De Waal was walking towards a group of people who were about to congregate for an open air service.

He was approached by two unknown men who opened fire on him.“The motive for the killing is unknown as the victim was not affiliated to a gang,” said Warrant Officer Bartlett.

No arrests have yet been made in either cases.

Anyone with information about the killings is requested to contact Steenberg police at 021 702 9000 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

* On Thursday November 23, at 5.25pm, officers from the Stabilisation Unit searched a house in Roos Court where they found two 9mm Luger rounds; one hollow point round and four 9mm rounds of ammunition. No firearm was found.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on a charge of illegal possession of ammunition and he was due to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday November 27.

On the same day, at 5.45pm, the Stabilisation Unit were doing prevention patrols in Rood Road, Lavender Hill, when they spotted a man acting suspiciously when he saw the fully marked police vehicle. When the officers searched the man they found nine packets of tik, two dagga stoppe, one mandrax tablet and cash in his possession.

The 19-year-old man was arrested and he appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Friday November 24.

Anyone with information
about illegal activities is requested to contact Steenberg police at 021 702 9000 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.