Two arrested for murder of Pofadder hotelier Leon Brits

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  • Two suspects have been arrested for the murder of Pofadder hotelier Leon Brits.
  • One person was arrested in Piketberg, and the other in Kathu.
  • Brits' body was found floating in a swimming pool on 7 October. 


Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of Pofadder hotelier Leon Brits. 

Police spokesperson Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba said a 37-year-old was arrested in Piketberg in the Western Cape, and a 34-year-old suspect was arrested in Kathu. 

Brits owned a hotel in Pofadder, and was stabbed to death on 7 October. 

READ | Hotel owner found stabbed to death in his swimming pool

His body was found floating in a swimming pool. 

Brits had apparently told his brother that some staff members were stealing from the hotel kitchen.

A family friend said it looked as though Brits was strangled with a dog chain and dragged to the pool.

Northern Cape FF Plus leader Wynand Boshoff said the murder had shocked the mostly peaceful region.

A team, including Provincial Organised Crime, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) and Pofadder and Springbok detectives arrested the two suspects. 

They are expected to appear in court on Monday. 


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