Hawks hunting tavern owner's alleged killers

2017-05-11 13:30
Four suspects, Ntabiseng Lempe (34), Alice Majake (28) and Andile Gxamza (33) and Lira Morienyane (39) are wanted in connection with the murder of a tavern owner. (Supplied)

Four suspects, Ntabiseng Lempe (34), Alice Majake (28) and Andile Gxamza (33) and Lira Morienyane (39) are wanted in connection with the murder of a tavern owner. (Supplied)

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Johannesburg - The Hawks are appealing for help in tracking down two women and two men accused of killing a Bloemfontein tavern owner in 2016.

Lira Morienyane, 39, Ntabiseng Lempe, 34, Alice Majake, 28, and Andile Gxamza, 33, are wanted in connection with the murder of tavern owner, Alfred "Chencha" Helepi, from Phahameng in Bloemfontein, in March 2016, Free State Hawks spokesperson Captain S'fiso Nyakane said in a statement.

The 70-year-old was shot three times and died on the scene. His killers fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and his car, which they abandoned nearby. Majake was one of Helepi's employees.

The case was handed to the Hawks as it involved organised crime.

The four were arrested, but the Bloemfontein Regional Court struck their case off the roll in May, because the gun had not been found.

The case was reinstated following a meeting with prosecutors and the Free State High Court in Bloemfontein issued a warrant of arrest in November.

Morienyane, Lempe and Majake are Lesotho nationals, and Gxamza a South African from Port Elizabeth.

Police appealed to anyone with information about their whereabouts to contact Captain Babani Skota on 079 509 4998 or Warrant Officer Motlhoua Motshweneng on 082 372 0093.

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