Wednesday, 04 December 2019
Welkom: Four suspects aged between 26 and 37 were arrested by Anti-gang unit in Thabong after the murder committed during an alleged gang fight.
The suspects were arrested on Tuesday by the Anti-Gang unit after information was received about the murder of 26 year old male in Thabong. The deceased, Bongani Rasengwatsi with his friends were allegedly attacked by a rival gang at the local Tavern on Sunday; 01 December 2019 and he was fatally stabbed.
A case of murder was registered for investigation and the Anti-gang unit was mobilized to assist with tracing the suspects. Dangerous weapons including pangas, golf sticks and homemade knives were seized during the arrest.
In another incident, a 27 year old male was arrested after he stabbed a 25 year old male at a local tavern Saturday night the 26 October 2019. The victim was rushed to hospital and succumbed to his injuries on Monday.
The suspect was traced and arrested on Tuesday 03 November 2019. The motive for both killings forms part of investigations. Suspects appeared in the Welkom Magistrate Court on Thursday; the 5 December 2019.
“The community is urged to download the recently launched MySAPS App which is available for free on IOS or Android that allows citizens to submit crime tip-offs anonymously, find nearest police stations and send emergency messages when in danger, or call out Crime Stop number 08600 10111.” said Lieutenant General Moeketsi Sempe.