Suspect in five murders arrested

2015-11-19 06:00

Nyanga police have finally arrested the man they believe is responsible for the gruesome murder of five people in Mau-Mau area earlier this year.

The 25 year old from KTC is alleged to have shot and killed four men in a stationery vehicle and another woman who was fleeing the scene on a Saturday night in March.

“The five victims were shot at while sitting in a vehicle.

“A woman who came out of the vehicle to escape the shooting was shot on her back and was fatally wounded while running away from the vehicle.

The other four victims were driven away from the scene, others to hospitals but later succumbed to their injuries,” said Nyanga police spokesperson Captain Ntomboxolo Sitshitshi.

The suspect, they say, was arrested on Monday 9 November while ‘enjoying himself at a local shebeen’.

“He will appear in the Athlone Magistrate Court this week on charges of murder, not only in connection with this case, but other cases of murder committed in Nyanga and Gugulethu,” Sitshitshi added.

Brigadier Vuyisile Ncatha, praised the detectives who have made the breakthrough as well as the community who assisted and supported the police to apprehend the suspect.

.Meanwhile, various operations conducted in the Nyanga policing precinct resulted to 120 arrested over the last week.

“They suspects were arrested for crimes committed in Browns Farm, Crossroads, Nyanga, Cossovo and Samora Machel, Heinz Park and Sweet Home Farms.

Of the total arrests 18 people were apprehended for assault with intent to commit grevious bodily harm, 28 for dealing in and being in possession of drugs, ten for dealing in liquor, eight for crimes against women and children,” said Sitshitshi.

Other suspects were apprehended for cases ranging from murder, rape, attempted murder and robbery, housebreaking and theft, possession of hijacked vehicle, possession ofan unlicensed firearm and stolen vehicle and fraud.

“A number of confiscations were also made which included 538g of dagga, 40 units of tik, 147.25 mandrax tablets and khat as well as 15 fines to the value of R4400 issued duringa roadblock conducted.

1137 visits at spaza shops were visited, 32 vehicle control points conducted and three stolen vehicles were recovered.”

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