Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Suspect linked to murder of Gugulethu Deputy CPF arrested in E.Cape

The Western Cape Police Oversight & Community Safety MEC, Reagen Allen, has welcomed the breakthrough in the case regarding slain Gugulethu Deputy Community policing Forum (CPF) Chairperson, Lulama Dinginto.

Dinginto’s body was found in the bathroom of her NY 110 home with multiple gunshot wounds in the early hours of Sunday, 10 December 2023. The motive for the attack is unknown.

PHOTO - Facebook: Lulama Dinginto


According to Eastern Cape police, a 35-year-old man was arrested in Graaff-Reinet on Sunday, while on a bus headed for the Western Cape. A warrant of arrest was previously released for the man.

‘’It is alleged that on the mentioned date, intelligence was received from the Western Cape that the suspect had left Gqeberha and was on the bus. The Graaff-Reinet Operational Command Centre members waited for the bus to enter their town and at about 21:00, the bus was stopped and searched. The suspect was identified and arrested,’’ said Captain Marius McCarthy, Eastern Cape SAPS spokesperson.

He appeared in court on the warrant of arrest and has since being transferred back to Cape Town to appear on the murder case.

“He has been transferred back to Cape Town to appear on the murder case on Friday,’’ said McCarthy.

Allen welcomed the arrest.

‘’SAPS demonstrated here that when they effectively activate their intelligence, swift arrest follow. It is further important that the judge in this matter denials bail, as we cannot have an individual of this calibre be walking our streets,’’ said Reagen Allen, Western Cape Police Oversight & Community Safety MEC.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Crime Stop on 08600 1011

 

Done By: Mitchum George

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