The Western Cape Provincial Police Commissioner Lt Gen Thembisile Patekile lauded the efforts of the investigating officer and the prosecution team who all contributed to the hefty sentencing handed down when Marco Canterbury and Heinrich Potgieter were sentenced to life behind bars in the Bellville Regional court.
On Friday 24 May 2019, two armed members of the Terrible Josters gang, who were notorious for gang violence in Kalksteenfontein, entered a house in Vygie Street and fired multiple gun shots at two victims in the bedroom.
One male sustained fatal injuries whilst another male sustained a gunshot wound. The suspects fled the scene of the crime.
The investigating officer assigned to the investigation, Warrant Officer Elton Logenstein pursued all available information at his disposal in a bid to ensure the arrest of the suspects.
His persistence paid off when two males aged 34 and 36 were arrested and detained on charges of murder and attempted murder.
During a lengthy trial he faced a massive onslaught from the defence attorneys in a bid to derail him. Warrant Officer Elton Logenstein calmly stated the facts, which was contained in the case docket and stood the test of time as a credible investigating officer.
On Tuesday 14 March 2023 the two accused were sentenced to life imprisonment in the Bellville Regional court on charges of murder and attempted murder.