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2021/10/04      |  Written By:  Colonel A Myburgh   |   Province:  North West

POTCHEFSTROOM – 1 October 2021: Tebogo Godfrey Marumo (35 ) and Sizwe Morris Mazwi (31) appeared before the Klerksdorp Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 30 September 2021, for kidnapping and murder. They were remanded in custody until their next court appearance on Thursday, 7 October 2021. 

Their court appearance emanates from their apprehension on Wednesday,  29 September 2021, by the Provincial Anti-Gang Unit. It was reported on Saturday, 25 September 2021, that David Khutledi (34) was at home in Extension 16, Jouberton at about 10:00, when a group of nine males reported to be members of Al-Qaeda  gang, arrived at his (Khutledi) parental place, driving in a white BMW and black Volkswagen Golf. The group allegedly broke the door and forcefully entered the house and proceeded to the parents' bedroom where a 61-year-old woman and children were sleeping.

The suspects climbed on top of the bed and attacked Khutledi, who was also stabbed with yet to be confirmed objects. His family members tried to intervene, but they were overpowered by the suspects, who ultimately put Khutledi inside the boot of the black Volkswagen Golf and drove off. Khutledi's body was later found in a vandalised house in Extension 13, Jouberton. Subsequent to police investigations, the black Volkswagen Golf was seized. 

Investigation into the matter continues and police request anyone with information that can assist the police to contact Lt Col Alex Lebodi on Cell: 082 338 1076. The South African Police Service (SAPS) Crime Stop can also be called on 08600 10111.  Anonymous tip-offs can be communicated via My SAPS App. 

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena applauded the Provincial Anti-Gang Unit for working around the clock to ensure that the alleged perpetrators are put behind bars. He once more warned that acts of lawlessness and undermining the authority of the State will not be tolerated.