CAPE TOWN SAPS NEWS: Police followed Blood Trail led to Arrest of Two Murder Suspects
Media Statement from Western Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
On Thursday (2018-12-06) at approximately 08:00, Harare police attended a murder scene at SST informal settlement, Town Two, Khayelitsha. Upon arrival, SAPS members found the body of a male, with head injuries. The victim was declared dead on the scene. Swift response by members led to the arrest of one suspect, after they followed the trail of blood that led them to a
shack in Town Two. The suspect then led the police to another suspect who was also arrested.
Both suspects age 19 and 28 respectively were arrested and detained for their alleged involvement in the murder. They are expected to appear in Khayelitsha Magistrate Court on Monday 2018-12-10.
In an unrelated incident, Khayelitsha SAPS members were on patrols in GP block, Khayelitsha on Thursday 2018-12-06, when they received a tip-off about a firearm. At approximately 04:40 they conducted a search in a specific shack, and recovered a 38 special revolver with a serial number.
Further investigation shown that the firearm was reported as stolen in Khayelitsha in 1995. Three suspects aged between 22 and 36 were arrested and will make an appearance in Khayelitsha Magistrate Court today (Friday 2018-12-07).
Western Cape Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen KE Jula have expressed his gratitude with this breakthrough. He further encouraged the community to immediately furnish police with information on the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or SMS 32211.
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