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Grandson and son-in-law of Teddy Mafia charged with attempted murder

Police have confirmed that the teenage grandson of murdered Yaganathan Pillay, known as Teddy Mafia, has been charged with attempted murder.

Carlton Naidoo,19, and his father Kesavan Isaac Naidoo, 41, will make their second appearance in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court on Friday, July 2.

KZN police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele said: “It is alleged that on 7 June 2021 at 14:45, a 46-year-old victim was at Chatsworth when he was severely assaulted and pointed with a firearm by known suspects who are part of a gang that is operating in Chatsworth. His magazine with ammunition was also allegedly stolen by the suspects.”

Mbele said a multidisciplinary operation was conducted on Thursday and the father and son were arrested in Table Street in Shallcross.

“A firearm which belonged to the suspect’s wife was seized by police for further investigation.”

She said the father and son appeared in court and faced charges of attempted murder, pointing of a firearm and theft.

“They were remanded in custody until July 2.”

KwaZulu Natal police this week confirmed that no arrests have been made in Pillay’s murder.

The alleged drug kingpin was shot dead in his Shallcross home on January 4.


In other news – Video: Police officers beaten up by residents for warning them against public drinking and blocking the road

Police management have condemned the attack on cops which was filmed and circulating on social media. The video shows cops being pounced on by a group of young people in Makhanda, Eastern Cape.

Residents beat up police officers for doing their job

Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana said the incident happened near a tavern in Fingo Village on Monday, 14 June. Kinana said police were on patrol when they saw a group of people playing loud music and blocking the road. When the police asked the people to move out of the way, they were attacked. Learn More

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