5th suspect arrested in mine shooting case

2011-01-07 07:04

A fifth suspect has been arrested in connection with the killing of four alleged illegal miners in Aurora Grootvlei near Springs last year.

The man will appear in the Benoni Magistrates Court today, spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said.

He would be charged with murder alongside former Big Brother celebrity Brad Wood and three others who were also indicted for the killing.

Wood was head of the security company that was used in the killing at the mine owned by President Jacob Zuma’s nephew, Khulubuse Zuma, and former president Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Zondwa Mandela.

In October Wood was appointed security manager at Aurora’s Orkney and Springs operations.

Mhaga said the national prosecuting authority commended the police for ensuring that all the suspects were arrested ahead of their court date.

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