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2021/09/29      |  Written By:  Sergeant L Lefakane   |   Province:  Gauteng

Three local males aged 24,25 an 37 years were brought in for questioning following a spate of murders that happened during the long weekend starting from Friday the 24th of September 2021 until the early hours of Sunday the 26th of September 2021.

This incidents emanated from liquor outlets around the Tambo and sylvercity both informal settlements in Bekkersdal. More than two people lost their lives to gunshots wound and others were stabbed to death.

It is alleged that two of the suspects who are siblings were in a local tavern when they had a fight with the deceased. They allegedly decided to leave the tavern but the deceased accompanied by friends followed them. A fight broke between the group and the brothers which led a fatal stabbing. The pair reported the incident to their father who is a community leader around Tambo section and he handed later handed the pair to the police.

The other incidents which left two people dead also occurred after the victim was stabbed by allegedly by known suspects. The victim’s brother with friends also went on a hunting spree shot and killed the victims in two different places. The one suspect was later arrested at his place in Simunye following a tipoff from the community.

This is an act of hooligans, said the Station Commander of Bekkersdal as she condemn the violence behavior displayed by these suspects. We cannot allow to be ruled by criminals, this must immediately cease to happen. Liquor outlets owners must at all times ensure compliance to the regulation to avoid such incidents.

All who will be caught not adhering to the Lockdown regulation will bear the consequences. She further thanked the community members for providing the police with information which led to the identification of the suspects. We will not rest until all suspects are brought to book and face the full might of the law.

Anyone with information that could lead to the solving of this cases is ask to contact the Police anonymously on 08600 10111 alternatively they can forward information on mySAPS app that can be downloaded on any smart phone or send an SMS on 32211.