2 Arrested for murder of Pofadder hotel owner, Leon Brits

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2 Arrested for murder of Pofadder hotel owner, Leon Brits
2 Arrested for murder of Pofadder hotel owner, Leon Brits

A joint investigative team comprising of Provincial Organised Crime, DPCI, Pofadder and Springbok Detectives, led by Brigadier Dick de Waal arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of Leon Brits.

The deceased, who was the Hotel owner in Pofadder, was stabbed to death on 7 October 2020 in Pofadder. One suspect aged 37 was arrested at Piketberg in the Western Cape while a 34-year-old suspect was arrested at Kathu in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District.

Brits was found dead in his swimming pool, at his home in Pofadder. The discovery was made at about 11:45 on 7 October 2020.

The deceased was found with several stab wounds in his chest.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner Major General Phiwe Mnguni has applauded the Investigating team which led to the arrest of the suspects.

The suspects are expected to appear before the local Magistrates court on Monday, 19 October.

Police investigations are continuing.

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