Friday, January 13, 2023

Two arrested for Delft vigilante mass murders

Western Cape police arrested two suspects in Delft on Friday morning, who is believed to be behind the vigilante mass murders committed in the area, last week.

The badly mutilated bodies of five men were discovered in an informal settlement in Delft on Monday, 2 January 2023, after they were killed and set alight.

‘’Information at our disposal led us to believe that the murders were motivated by vigilantism and that the victims were accused by the community of having committed a crime in the area,’’ said Colonel Andrè Traut.

‘’Acts of vigilantism are condemned in the strongest possible terms and our investigation focussed on the local community as we had reason to believe that the suspects are from the same area,’’ he added.

Traut said the investigation took the integrated investigation team to the informal settle settlement where the murders were committed, where they arrested two suspects aged 30 and 35 on charges of murder at around 3a.m on Friday morning.

Both suspects are expected to make their court appearance in Bellville on Monday.

‘’The investigation of the mass murders is still underway and more arrests could be affected in due course,’’ said Colonel Andrè Traut.


Done By: Mitchum George

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