A joint operation by the HAWKS and SAPS has landed three suspects behind bars on Wednesday. The three suspects aged between 21 and 22 are allegedly linked to the murder of Constable Mziwonke Siwisa (35) which happened on Monday.
Siwisa who was stationed at the Sea Border Unit at Table Bay Harbour was allegedly shot and killed whilst reportedly on his way to work. His service pistol was stolen in the process
The trio were nabbed in Kraaifontein, Bloekombos. One illegal handgun with a filed-of serial number was seized, it is due to be subjected to ballistic tests to determine whether it is linked to other crimes.
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation’s National Head, Lieutenant General, Mthandazo Ntlemeza is pleased with the arrests. “The claws are out for police killers. We promised that no stone will be left unturned in tracking those responsible for this heinous crime. We have maximised resources and continue to mobilise communities to identify and isolate those who have disregard for the rule of law in this country”. He said.
The suspects are expected to appear in the Kuilsrivier Magistrate’s Court on Monday 19th, December 2016 to face charges of murder, possession of unlicensed firearm and armed robbery with aggravating circumstances.
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