Seven suspects aged between 22 and 26 are expected to appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 on charges of murder, rape, and reckless and negligent driving.
The Acting Provincial Commissioner of Police in Gauteng, Major General Mary Motsepe, has welcomed the swift arrest of the seven suspects on Monday, 3 April 2017 by Police in the West Rand, for the double murder in Kagiso on Saturday 01 April 2017.
The male victim aged 38 and the female victim aged 34 died in hospital on Sunday, 02 April 2017 and on Monday, 03 April 2017 respectively.
Consistent with the priorities of the Back-to-Basics approach to policing is the thorough and responsive investigation of crime. Such swift arrests, particularly in relation to violent crimes, epitomise the SAPS’ resolve to put behind bars those that continue to undermine the laws of the country towards ensuring safer communities. It is on this score that the police in Gauteng are determined to make sure that the consequent investigation yields qualifying conviction of the suspects.
All seven suspects will appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrate Court on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 on charges of murder, rape and reckless and negligent driving.
In the meantime, Operation Paseka is already underway to enhance police visibility and deal with criminality during school holidays and Good Friday holidays. The SAPS, Metro Police Departments and Gauteng Traffic have combined forces to make sure citizens have a deserved peaceful and crime-free Easter and school holidays.
We appeal to members of the community to assist the police with any information that could lead to the identification and or arrest of suspects in relation to all criminal activities. Let us share information and support each other in the fight against crime. Crime Stop 08600 10111 or SMS Crime Line on 32211, or alternatively contact the nearest police station.
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