Man arrested in Northern Cape for allegedly killing Cape Town man, injuring woman in panga attack

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Police have arrested a man in Danielskuil in connection with a panga attack.
Police have arrested a man in Danielskuil in connection with a panga attack.
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  • A man has been arrested after allegedly hacking a Cape Town man to death.
  • A woman was injured in the attack and apparent house robbery.
  • The man fled to the Northern Cape, where he was apprehended on Friday. 

A man wanted for allegedly using a panga to hack a Cape Town man to death, has been arrested in the Northern Cape.

The deceased's wife was injured in the attack.

The 45-year-old man was arrested in Danielskuil in the Northern Cape on Friday after fleeing the Western Cape, police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock said.

He was on the run for more than two weeks.

"It is alleged that during the early hours of 1 September 2021, the suspect broke into a house in Delft and hacked a couple with a panga, leaving the husband deceased and the wife in critical condition in hospital," Kock said.

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"Sergeants Bradley Lemmetjies and Feroza Adams of the Northern Cape SAPS Tracking Team and Reservist Sergeant Jim Williams from Delportshoop SAPS followed up on information and searched several houses in Danielskuil. The suspect was apprehended [after police officers found him] hiding at a house in Sloya in Danielskuil," he said.

He is expected to face charges of murder, attempted murder and housebreaking when he appears in court.


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