The three arrested suspects in this matter, Tatenda Lebogang Mongwenya aged 32, Lyod Madumba aged 28 and Yaganias Saga aged 30, have appeared before the Naboomspruit District Court on 23 March 2020, on charges of house robbery, attempted murder, murder, possession of suspected stolen properties and possession of firearm and ammunition without license.
They were all denied bail and their cases were postponed to 25 March 2020, for formal bail application and for further police investigations.
During the arrest, the following items were recovered: one firearm with loaded magazine and two live ammunition, tools, two sports bags, one school bag full of clothes.
These suspects were arrested during a sting Joint Operation comprised of SAPS Naboomspruit and Roedtan, the Saps Modimolle K9 Unit with the support from the Community Police Forum (CPF), HPG Trackers and the Local farmers with three Air wing support soon after the incident that took place in the early hours of Friday, 20 March 2020 at about 02:30 in a farm outside Naboomspruit.
It is alleged that the suspects intruded in this farmhouse, assaulted and killed an elderly man, Mr Alwyn Petrus Van Zyl, aged 79, and severely injuring a 66-year-old woman, before they stole a number of valuable items including cellphones and fled the scene.
The origin of the recovered firearm and ammunition will be determined by the ongoing Police investigations.
The Police investigations are still underway.
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