Police in Phola outside Ogies made a major breakthrough when two suspects aged 30 and 67 were arrested in the afternoon of Thursday 2 March 2023 for allegedly setting a woman on fire.
The two were nabbed following the murder of a woman who was burnt beyond recognition on Tuesday, 28 February 2023 at about 22:20.
A team of Detectives from Phola SAPS took up the investigation which led to the arrest of the two suspects. Police are still busy with efforts to establish circumstances that led to the murder of the woman.
The two suspects are expected to appear in the Ogies Magistrates’ Court for murder on Monday, 6 March 2023. Police cannot rule out possibilities that more charges might be added against the two men as new details through investigation may emerge.
The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Major General Zeph Mkhwanazi has welcomed the arrest and commended the team for the job well done.