Swift investigation of a double murder of two women found on a gravel road in Joe Slovo on Wednesday, 26 April 2023, have led to the arrest of two suspects in Engcobo yesterday evening, 27 April 2023.
It is alleged that on Wednesday, 26 April 2023, a 36-year-old woman and her friend (40) dropped off the 36 year old woman’s daughter at school in Motherwell in the morning in her silver VW Polo.
That was the last time anyone had seen or heard of the women.
At about 10:00 police were alerted by a person who was walking on the gravel road between Nyamazana and Dubai Informal Settlement of two bodies lying on the road.
Both women sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
Their names are withheld until a formal identification is done.
The circumstances surrounding their murders are under investigation. The VW Polo was also taken by the suspects.
Further investigations revealed that the vehicle was in the Engcobo area. On 27 April 2023, SAPS Engcobo Crime Prevention unit members monitored the tracking activation of the vehicle and at about 16:40, the vehicle was stopped on a gravel road in Cobosi.
A 26-year-old male was arrested on a charge of possession of suspected stolen vehicle and murder. The vehicle was also impounded.
The members followed up on further information and at about 18:00, a second suspect, aged 30 years, was arrested at a house in Mhlopekazi location in Engcobo. He was detained on a charge of murder.
Both suspects are expected to appear in the New Brighton magistrate court next week.