3 held for murder in Western Cape

2014-09-27 21:20

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Cape Town - Three men, believed to be gang members, have been arrested in connection with a spate of murders in Worcester, Western Cape police said on Friday.

Around 06:30 on Friday, a 37-year-old man was arrested at his Worcester home in connection with two murders committed in March and August, Captain FC van Wyk said.

Another man, aged 30, was arrested soon after in the suburb of Roodewal.

"He is to face four charges of murder, two committed in January, one in March and one in August."

One of the three was arrested in Pretoria North on Wednesday evening.

"He was escorted back to Worcester where he was detained [on Thursday night] on two charges of murder, both committed in January," Van Wyk said.

The men would appear in the Worcester Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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