Gang members in court for fatal stabbing of rival, Bloemfontein

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Gang members in court for fatal stabbing of rival, Bloemfontein
Gang members in court for fatal stabbing of rival, Bloemfontein

Three suspects, two of which are brothers, aged 19, 25 and 26 will appear in Bloemfontein Magistrate’s court on Tuesday 29 January 2019, on a charge of murder. On Sunday, 27 January 2019 at about 02:30 the victim, Mr. Patrick Kagiso (22) was stabbed to death with a sharp object at Phase 4, Bloemside.

The deceased is staying in the same vicinity as the suspects, in Phase 4. It is alleged that the deceased was a member of BTK gang and left it to join a Roma gang. According to the information received, BTK members approached the unsuspecting victim and asked him why he left the group. A scuffle ensued between them and the victim was stabbed to death by a group.

Two suspects were arrested at the scene with the assistance of community. The third suspect was arrested later by Public Order Police members who followed an intelligence driven information and arrested him at his parental home in Phase 4.

The case of murder has been registered and is investigated by the Provincial Trio Task Team. More arrests are eminent.

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