3 ‘Born To Kill’ gang members arrested in Bloem

2016-12-14 06:03


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Bloemfontein – Three Born To Kill (BTK) gang members were arrested on Tuesday for their alleged roles in a murder in Bloemfontein, the Hawks said.

A sting operation by the Hawks in conjunction with police crime intelligence, detective services, and a tactical response team, made the arrests, Captain S’fiso Nyakane said.

A group of suspects believed to be part of the local gang, allegedly attacked a 22-year-old man at a shop in Freedom Square, Bloemfontein, on November 12. They stabbed him with knives and other sharp objects. He died on the scene.

The three were expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Four other suspects Mosweu Samson, 22, Tokelo George, 24, Thabiso Martin, 25, and Thabang Hige, 20 were arrested for the same crime in November.

In 2015, three gangs, BTK, Triple Six (666) and Maroma were involved in territorial clashes.

On September 18, 2015, a Grade 11 pupil was stabbed to death at a school, allegedly by a Maroma gang member. Three people were arrested. On September 23, residents took to the streets and confronted the gang members after messages threatening violence began circulating.

Young men wielding guns and knives allegedly vandalised property and attacked pupils in Petunia, Kagisho, Ikaelelo, Marang, Gonyane, in Bloemfontein.


Read more on:    bloemfontein  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham

Here are just ten of our favourite plus-sized models:


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.