Arrests made in Dube murder case
By Ilhaam Hoosain
22 October 2007
A task team of 15 policemen arrested five people in connection with the murder of reggae singer Lucky Dube. Commissioner Richard Mdluli said on Sunday that he is convinced they have the right guys.
The arrests came just days after the music icon was shot dead outside his brother's house, in front of his two children in Rosettenville, Johannesburg during a failed hijacking. The team is led by Director Charles Johnson.
"This means a lot, both for the police and the country. Since the murder we have had sleepless nights," said Mdluli.
National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi and Gauteng Commissioner Perumal Naidoo had congratulated the task team. Detectives have five suspects aged between 31 and 35 behind bars.
They say that more arrests and links to other crimes cannot be excluded.
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