2 Arrested in connection with Cape Town train driver's murder

Natasha Mabuto
12 July 2016

Two people were arrested for allegedly fatally shooting Metrorail driver Piet Botha at the Netreg station in Cape Town, Western Cape police said today.
46 year old Botha, had been doing refresher training on a railway line and was waiting for a train on Monday when he was killed, according to the United National Transport Union.
Police officers followed up information and arrested a 22-year-old for murder and illegal possession of a firearm on the same evening, said police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana.
 Another person, 37, was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm this morning. Rwexana said the arrest followed information about the possible murder weapon being kept in a house in Bishop Lavis.

He added Police found the bag hidden under the bed in one of the rooms and arrested the suspect. Metrorail regional manager in the Western Cape, Richard Walker, told reporters that the fatal shooting was caught on camera thanks to a new system and the installation of CCTV cameras at stations.


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