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2022/07/26      |  Written By:  Colonel P Naidu   |   Province:  Eastern Cape


Gqeberha 25 July 2022:  Brilliant detective investigation in the murder and attempted murder of two university students on 2 April 2022 led to the arrest of a 28 year old suspect in Cape Town on 20 July 2022.

It is alleged that on 2/04 at about 04:00, a group of young adults were standing at the corners of Parliament and Lawrence Streets in central when an unknown  male approached them and started to make a nuisance of himself. When he refused to leave, an argument started between the group and the unknown person. The ruckus then became physical when one person from the group slapped the encroacher. The person then left and returned minutes later with a firearm. He started shooting at the group. Abongile Mgu (22) sustained fatal injuries while a 21-year-old female was shot once in the abdomen. The suspect then ran away.

The injured were rushed to hospital however Abongile Mgu succumbed to his injuries. It is further alleged that the group of young men and women were university students.

Thorough investigation by D/Const Ridwaan Baaitjies led to a possible location and whereabouts of the suspect in Cape Town. The suspect was tracked and on 20 July 2022, he was arrested by Cape Town Flying Squad members at a hotel in Sea Point. He will be appearing in Gqeberha Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 26 July 2022 on charges of murder and attempted murder.