Man linked to Bozwana hit due in court on housebreaking charges

2016-01-12 12:50
North West businessman Wandile Bozwana. Picture: Dumisane Lubisi

North West businessman Wandile Bozwana. Picture: Dumisane Lubisi

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Pretoria - A man linked on Friday to the killing of North West businessman Wandile Bozwana is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on unrelated charges.

According to the National Prosecuting Authority’s Luvuyo Mfaku, the man has three other outstanding warrants for his arrest. "He will be appearing tomorrow, but not for the Bozwana matter," said Mfaku.

He added that police investigations were still underway to establish the extent of his involvement in the Bozwana hit.

"Police will decide on when to link him and if he will be appearing with the two others," said Mfaku.

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the suspect had three warrants of arrest relating to house breaking charges in Gauteng.

The man was arrested last week when he handed himself over to the Brooklyn police station in Pretoria.

Mulaudzi told News24 that the man was not initially wanted in connection with the murder, but investigations had revealed he might have had a hand in the crime.

Bozwana died in hospital after being ambushed in what is believed to be a hit while he was a passenger in a yellow Renault Clio in October.

Police said the Clio, driven by Bozwana’s female companion, was stationary at the traffic light on the N1 Garsfontein off-ramp when a BMW M3 pulled up next to them. A man jumped out and started pumping a hail of bullets into the businessman. The man jumped back into the BMW, which sped off.

The 43-year-old Bozwana was hit by at least nine bullets. His companion, who was hit by two, survived the attack.

Two men were arrested last year in connection with the murder. When arrested, they were found in possession of semi-automatic and automatic rifles as well as ammunition. They were also charged for being in possession of a suspected stolen vehicle.

Additionally, they were found in possession of jammers and were charged for contravening the Electronic Communications Act, which makes the possession of the unlicensed devices illegal. They faced charges of murder, attempted murder, and possession of a stolen vehicle.

They appeared in court in December, where the matter was postponed to February 17 for further investigation.

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