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Duo to appear in court for attempted murder and car hijacking


Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS) 


MPUMALANGA – Two suspects both aged 30, were traced and arrested during multidisciplinary intelligent driven disruptive operation executed on Tuesday, 25 October 2022. This follows information about the wanted suspects sought for attempted murder, Car hijacking and House breaking and Theft cases.

They were nabbed by the Hawks` Serious Organised Crime Investigation based in Secunda together with Crime Intelligence and K9 both from Secunda, as well as Detectives at Volksrust  and Local Criminal Recording Centre. The suspects were sought for a shooting incident between the two rival groups which happened on the 18 September 2022 at Volksrust. After the shooting, an attempted murder case was registered against the suspects.

The team went to the identified address where the first suspect was found and arrested. Through further investigation the team pursued the second suspect who was found in possession of the hijacked vehicle as per Jeppe Car Hijacking case which happened in October 2022. The second suspect was arrested and the vehicle and his cellphones were seized for further investigation.

The diligent probe by the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation team further linked them to another crime scene which happened in October 2021. The additional case relates to a housebreaking and Theft where a stolen vehicle, a Silver Hyundai and 65 inch Hi Sense TV were also recovered and seized as an exhibit for further investigation.

The duo is expected to appear before the Volksrust. Magistrate Court on Wednesday, 26 October 2022.


Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi
071 481 3493