Four in court for hijack murders

2013-06-02 20:45

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Johannesburg - Four people will appear in the Tembisa Magistrate's Court on Monday in connection with a triple murder during a hijacking, said police.

"A manhunt for the fifth suspect has been launched," Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said in a statement on Sunday.

He said three people were shot dead in a hijacking in Klipfontein, Witbank, last Saturday. A fourth person was stabbed, tied up and placed in the boot of the BMW, but escaped.

Dlamini said the four hijackers were arrested on Friday. One of them took the police to the three bodies, which had been dumped in a veld in Tembisa. The hijacked car was also recovered in Tembisa.

Two of the hijackers were found in possession of a cellphone and a watch belonging to one of their victims.

The four had been linked to other cases of armed robbery and of escape from custody, he said.

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