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Police on the hunt for suspects following a double murder: Kariega

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

KARIEGA - SAPS Kamesh are on the hunt for murder suspect/s after a couple was gunned down in the early hours of this morning, 18 April 2022 in Kamesh. 

It is alleged that at approximately 02:30 this morning, police responded to a shooting at a house in Kabah in Kamesh.  On arrival they found the bodies a man and a woman both lying at the front door of the house with gunshot wounds to the head.  The suspects are unknown at this stage and the motive for the shooting is under investigation. Police are investigating two cases of murder.  The deceased person was identified as Isaac Moses (63) and Merlin Alkenstead (59).

Police are appealing to anyone who can assist with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect/s to contact Detective Warrant Officer Hein Swanepoel at SAPS Kamesh on 071 475 2294, or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. Callers may remain anonymous and all information will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.


Capt Sandra Janse Van Rensburg
082 779 7173