Four arrested for Jo’burg police commissioner’s murder

2013-07-01 00:00

FOUR suspects have now been arrested in connection with the murder of Major-General Tirhani Simon ­Ma­swanganyi, a provincial police commissioner in Johannesburg.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Neville Malila said two suspects (aged 30 and 35), were arrested last night. They will appear in the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court today.

Meanwhile two other suspects, aged 29 and 39, who hail from Centurion and from the Venda district, appeared in court on Thursday, the same day on which a service was held for Ma­swanganyi.

Beeld last week asked the police about the Thursday court appearance, but police denied the arrests. Yesterday, however, Malila confirmed that two men had been arrested earlier and added that more arrests were possible.

The four suspects will again appear in court on July 8.

Maswanganyi was found dead near his bakkie at a known hijacking hot spot. He was not shot.

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