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Bramley View alleged cop killer to appear in court

Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks)

GAUTENG - A 55-year-old alleged murderer is expected to appear in the Alexander Magistrate's Court on Monday, 19 September 2022.

The Hawks' Serious Organised Crime Investigation has linked the arrested suspect to the murder case of Warrant Officer Soldier Charles Mgimba (51), on the afternoon of Friday, 26 August 2022, in Bramley View.

The incident occurred at the corners of Keefe and Gelden Streets. Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased was at a Barber cutting his hair when an unknown gunman shot him on the forehead under mysterious circumstances. 

A swift probe ensued, leaving no stone unturned. A vehicle suspected to have been a getaway vehicle was identified. The said vehicle was consequently traced to the same neighbourhood.

On Thursday, 15 September 2022, a multi-disciplinary operation was conducted led by the Serious Organised Crime Investigation team, in concert with K9, Metro Police, Local Criminal Record Centre and Saturated Unit. The suspect consequently arrested at his residence.  A firearm suspected to have been used in the incident was also seized, it is now a subject of a ballistic enquiry pending further details.


Captain Lloyd Ramovha