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SAPS NEWS: Murder and Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested: Walmer

SAPS | Eastern Cape | NARI
18 Nov 2018, Walmer, Eastern Cape:

Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison

South African Police Service

A 36-year- old murder and attempted murder suspect was arrested immediately after three men were shot at a tavern in Walmer Location.

According to police information, it is alleged that on Saturday, 17/11 at about 16:50, the men were watching the Bafana Bafana-Nigeria football match when they started arguing among themselves. The suspect who was not part of the group started to shoot at


Ayanda Jamta, 24 was shot through the left side of his back and died at the scene while his friends, 27 year old male was wounded in his shoulder and the other, age unknown was shot several times on his body. Suspect then ran away.

SAPS Walmer member’s quick response led to the arrest of the suspect.  Police noticed a suspicious person running and on stopping him, he was found in possession of a revolver. The revolver was reported stolen in a housebreaking case in Walmer earlier this month. He is detained on a charge of murder and 2 cases of attempted murder and is expected to appear in court tomorrow, 19/11.


Enquiries: Col Priscilla Naidu 0713628726