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2022/05/10      |  Written By:  Colonel D Mdhluli   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

UPDATE: on Monday, 09 May 2022 three suspects appeared at the Nelspruit Magistrates’ Court for a charge of Ms Hillary Gardee's murder. The suspects are now faced with six (06) counts, which include: kidnapping, conspiracy to commit murder, murder, rape, possession of unlicensed firearm and defeating the ends of justice. The court postponed the case to 09 June 2022. However the three suspects abandoned their bail application and they were all remanded in custody.

Nelspruit: 08 May 2022 - The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has appreciated the energy and commitment put by the established team that is probing Ms Hillary Gardee’s murder case. So far three suspects have been arrested. This comes after the arrest of two men in Nelspruit between yesterday late night and early hours of the morning.

“This is encouraging and as we indicated that there were other people of interest that we were following and interviewing. Through our investigation, which is still proceeding, we were able to come out with information that we fully believe the two are the right suspects” said the General.

The two are to join the 39-year-old suspect that was arrested on Friday, 06 May 2022 in Schoemansdal (Nkomazi).

As earlier indicated, more suspects may be arrested as the intensive investigation proceeds into the murder of the 28-year-old Hillary Gardee who was laid to rest on Saturday, 07 May 2022 in Nelspruit.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has indicated that for the sake of succeeding in this case the public, including media is urged to support the team of investigators as they follow some leads so that everyone that has a hand on the murder of Hillary Gardee is brought to book."