Stripper, brother and three minors reportedly taken in for questioning following murder in Cape Town

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Vincent Bartes. Photo: Ayesha Akoodie/Facebook (Netwerk24)
Vincent Bartes. Photo: Ayesha Akoodie/Facebook (Netwerk24)
  • Five people were reportedly taken into custody for the murder of a Cape Town man.
  • The victim, identified by Netwerk24 as Vincent Bartes, was found bound in his house in General Hendrick Schoeman Street on Sunday.
  • Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana told News24 that no one has yet been charged.

Five people – including reportedly a stripper and minors – have been taken in for questioning in connection with the murder of a Welgelegen man found dead in his home on Sunday night.

The victim, identified by Netwerk24 as Vincent Bartes, was found bound in his house in General Hendrick Schoeman Street.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana told News24 that no one had yet been charged, although five people were taken in for questioning as the investigation continued.

According to Netwerk24, the five were apprehended early on Tuesday morning in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain.

The victim's car had ostensibly been found in the area on Monday.

The publication reported that security officers, who responded to strange noises heard by neighbours on Sunday, had found Bartes' body.

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A laptop and electronic equipment had been missing from the house.

It quoted sources saying that a woman, 24, understood to be a stripper, together with her brother, 22, and three youths had been taken into custody.

The female had apparently visited him on Sunday and was a regular at his home.

She had reportedly called a taxi for her brother on the day of the murder, and he had brought two friends with him.

It is thought that there had been a fight during the course of the evening, resulting in Bartes' death.

News24 on Monday reported that police had confirmed the man had sustained stab wounds to his body, and had been declared dead at the scene.

The attack is believed to have taken place sometime between 21:00 and 22:00.

Cases of murder, house robbery and vehicle theft are under investigation.

- Compiled by Tammy Petersen

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