Suspect in brutal double murder of guards in Mountain Rise arrested

2015-09-22 11:33
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ONE suspect has been arrested in connection with the brutal double murder of security guards in Mountain Rise earlier this month.

Combined Action Team (CAT) members arrested the 23-year-old man on Woodhouse Road after they gathered information on the Sobantu man yesterday morning.

CAT members are still searching for two more suspects linked to the murders.

Earlier this month the guards were found murdered at the Kalamazoo Coach Lines bus depot in Mountain Rise.

The men allegedly charged at ­one guard and stabbed him repeatedly in the chest before he had the chance to draw his firearm.

At the time of the stabbing, it is ­believed that the second guard was standing further inside the large lot and fled ­towards a stack of tyres.

The killers used the dead guard’s firearm and fired a bullet at the other.

The men missed their target and then chased after the guard, eventually ­catching up to him among the piles of bus tyres scattered on the ground.

The men then attacked the guard with a knife, stabbing him repeatedly in the chest, face, neck and arm.

The arrested suspect is expected to make his first court appearance in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court this week.

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