On Sunday 22 August 2021 at about 17:00, the police visited a house in Watersen Street, Sasolburg after receiving a frantic call from the brother who indicated that he’s been trying to get hold of his brother and wife since Friday to no avail.
A lifeless body of a female (63) was found in one of the outside rooms with her hands tied. It was discovered that she sustained injuries on the head and neck. Her partner and his motor vehicle, a white VW JETTA were missing.
A case of house robbery and murder was opened for further investigation.
Whilst the police were conducting further investigation on Sunday night, they came across a motor vehicle fitting the description of the missing VW Jetta in Zamdela with three suspects. They tried to stop the vehicle but shooting ensued between the suspects and the police forcing the suspects to evade arrest by running on foot.
On Monday 23 August 2021, the search and tracing continued, which led to the discovery of the body of a 64-old-year man, at Lategan Street, Sasolburg.
Two suspects aged between 28 and 35 were arrested in Zamdela after diligent investigation by a team of committed members of Zamdela SAPS. They will appear at Sasolburg Magistrates Court on Wednesday 25 August 2021.
Investigation continues. Police are still tracing the third suspect who is still at large.