PARKTOWN – The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has commended a team responsible for the arrest of a wanted suspect that has been on the run following the murder of two Department of Correctional Services officials on 12 July 2022, while they were busy tracing absconded parolee at Extension 7, Langaville in Tsakane.
A multi-disciplinary team, on 3 August 2022, proceeded to Etwatwa in Ekurhuleni District. They spotted the vehicle that the suspect was supposedly travelling in. The vehicle, a Nissan Sentra, sped off when they noticed that they were being followed. The team pursued and then cornered them on Eiselen Street. The suspect was apprehended and he was found with a firearm and ammunition that belonged to one of the murdered Correctional Services official. They then took the suspect to his residence where an unlicensed firearm believed to be a murder weapon was seized.
The two firearms will be taken to the Forensic Science Laboratory for ballistic testing to determine if they were used to commit any crime.
The team comprised of members from Gauteng Murder and Robbery Unit, Organised Crime Investigations, Ekurhuleni Metro Police as well as officials from the Department of Correctional Services.
The suspect will be appearing before the Tsakane Magistrates’ Court to face two counts of murder and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition soon.