Saturday, 12 September 2020
Virginia: A murder docket has been registered for further investigation following an incident that turned an open field in Zone 14 Meloding near Virginia to become a crime scene after a criminal group war claimed a life of a 24 year-old.
It is alleged that on Thursday 10 September 2020, the victim was on the way from a friend with his other friends when he was accosted by a group of about six males. A fierce fight broke between the groups and the victim was stabbed multiple times on the upper body. He was declared dead at the scene.
Members of SAPS with assistance of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) launched a manhunt for the suspect/s which led to the arrest of a 15 year old suspect for this murder.
On a separate incident, other cases emanating from these gang wars such as murder, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH) and malicious damage to property, led to the arrest of 12 more suspects aged between 15 and 32 years which includes a 15 year old arrested for the 24 year victim’s murder.
All the suspects will be appear at Virginia Magistrate’s Court soon.