Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Welkom: A 32-year-old male suspect from Mokhotlong district was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, and is also an illegal immigrant in South Africa. The suspect will appear in Odendaalsrus Magistrates’ Court soon.
On Monday; 12 April 2021, members of Welkom POP Reaction team were on duty patrolling when they heard about the murder that took place in Odendaalsrus on 11 April 2021 at night. Members followed the information which led them to the house where the girlfriend of the suspect stays.
Upon arrival, two males came out of the shack running, one was carrying a black plastic bag in his hand and threw it away while fleeing the scene. Members gave chase and managed to catch him and they took him back to the shack where they found a Z88 9mm with the serial number filled off, one magazine with six rounds, wrapped with black plastic bag.
The suspect was arrested on the scene. It is suspected that the firearm might have been used in commission of murder in Odendaalsrus. The other suspect who is also a Lesotho National, is still at large.
Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the remaining suspect is requested to contact the nearest police station or call Crime Stop at 08600 10111, alternatively send information via MySAPS App.