Carjacking, kidnapping, rape and murder, two arrests, Vryburg

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Carjacking, kidnapping, rape and murder, two arrests, Vryburg
Carjacking, kidnapping, rape and murder, two arrests, Vryburg

Police in Ganyesa nabbed two suspects aged 24 and 30 in the early hours of 2 April 2018 for two counts of murder, four of attempted murder, carjacking, business robbery, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, kidnapping and rape.

The suspects’ apprehension stems from an incident in which they allegedly shot and killed two men in Ganyesa village outside Vryburg on Sunday, 1 April 2018. Subsequent to the incident, the police found two men with gunshot wounds and a seriously injured woman after rapidly responding to information about a shooting incident that occurred along the Ganyesa main road.

It is alleged that a group of women were from a local tavern when the suspects tried to rob them. Upon realising what was about to occur, they screamed for help. According to information received, the men who were passing by with their vehicle saw what was happening and drove back to assist the women. The men, aged 42 and 47 were allegedly shot at by the suspects.

While driving back, the men collided with a fence and were later found dead inside their vehicle while one of the women was seriously injured. The suspects allegedly kidnapped one of the women (23) and fled the scene. The woman was allegedly raped by one of the suspects.

In order to ensure that the suspects are arrested, the police blocked Vryburg-Ganyesa and Swartfontein-Vryburg roads. That resulted in the arrest of one of the suspects on the Vryburg-Ganyesa roadblock while the second suspects was nabbed in the Vryburg Central Business District (CBD). The first suspect was found in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the pair is linked with other cases of business robbery and attempted murder they allegedly committed in Morokweng. They are also linked with a carjacking and attempted murder cases that were reported in Mooinooi on Friday, 30 March 2018. They are expected to appear in the Ganyesa Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 3 April 2018.

The North West Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Ryno Naidoo commended the police for their quick response that led to the arrest of the suspects. He also expressed condolences to the families of the two men who lost their lives while trying to assist the women that were being robbed. He said that the police will work hard to ensure that justice is served.

South Africa Today – South Africa News

SOURCESouth African Police Service