Another suspect sought for Bozwana murder

2016-02-17 11:51
Murdered businessman Wandile Bozwana. (NorthWestZA, Facebook)

Murdered businessman Wandile Bozwana. (NorthWestZA, Facebook)

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Pretoria - Police are searching for another suspect in connection with the murder of businessman Wandile Bozwana, the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court heard on Wednesday.

Prosecutor Matric Luphondo asked the court to postpone the case to allow police to track down the suspect.

"We are requesting a postponement to April 20 to enable the State to finalise investigations, tracing of another accomplice and cellphone analysis," said Luphondo.

He said police were doing their best to finalise investigations.

Defence attorney Victor Nkwashu agreed to the postponement.


Three men are accused of murdering Bozwana and the attempted murder of Mpho Baloyi.

Bozwana died in hospital after being ambushed, in what is believed to be a hit, while he was a passenger in a yellow Renault Clio in October.

Police said the Clio, driven by Bozwana’s female companion, was stationary at a traffic light on the N1 Garsfontein off-ramp when a BMW M3 pulled up next to them.

A man jumped out and pumped a hail of bullets into the car. The 43-year-old Bozwana was hit by at least nine bullets. His companion, who was hit twice, survived the attack.

Two men were arrested last year in connection with the murder. When arrested, the men were found in possession of semi-automatic and automatic rifles, as well as ammunition.

The three men accused of the murder of businessman Wandile Bozwana in court (Karabo Ngoepe)


The third man was arrested in January. Police said he was the alleged mastermind behind the crime. The man was arrested when he handed himself over in connection with crimes not related to the murder. His involvement in the case was, however, established during investigations.

He will appear in court for those other crimes on March 11.

The Bozwana family said they were not opposed to the postponement. Spokesperson Benedict Bozwana said they just wanted all those involved to be trialled.

"We have been told one of the accused has not yet been arrested so there is nothing we can do until everybody has been brought to book," he said.

Benedict Bozwana however was opposed to the suspects applying for bail. He said they could harm other people and for that should not be allowed to even apply for bail.

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