Friday, 22 November 2019
Welkom: #Zizojika izinto. The recently launched Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) based in Welkom, continues to turn the tide against crime and squeeze the space against gangsterism.
On Thursday; the 21 November 2019, the AGU arrested 9 teenagers for murder. The arrest follows a conflict between a group of boys from G-Hostel and Moeletsi Hostel who decided to attack those who reside at A-Hostel on Wednesday, 20 November 2019.
This incident resulted in the death of a 16 year old boy. Members of the AGU received a crime intelligence led information about this murder on Wednesday. They mobilised each other and followed up information which led to the apprehension of nine boys aged between 16 and 19 years old.
Dangerous weapons such as wooden stick, sjambok, knives and other sharp objects, a pair tekkies and jeans were confiscated. None of the boys belong to any of the gangs. There is no clear evidence of what the motive of the fight was.
All suspects appeared at the Welkom Magistrates’ Court on the 22 November 2019, for the charge of murder.
Other involved suspects are on the run and their arrest is imminent.