Monday, March 28, 2022

Suspect arrested in connection with Khayelitsha killings

Western Cape police arrested a 35-year-old in connection with the murder of six people who were shot and killed in the Enkanini informal settlement on 20 March 2022.

‘’As the investigation gains momentum the detectives assigned to the case have their sights set on specific leads with more arrests imminent,’’ said Brigadier Novela Potelwa.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s court on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Western Cape’s Acting Community Safety MEC, Anroux Marais, welcomed the arrest.

“We are indeed grateful for this breakthrough and that progress has been made in this ongoing investigation. The suspect’s arrest does offer some consolation. We will track the case in court, through our Court Watching Briefs and will also follow up with the South African Police Service (SAPS) to monitor progress and get the relevant CAS number.”

‘’The Western Cape Government wholeheartedly thanks the SAPS and partners in safety for their work in this matter. We offer our support, through the Department of Community Safety, to them as needs be, so that we can ensure that a thorough investigation is conducted so that the suspect(s) faces the full might of the law,’’ she added.

 

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