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Tireless efforts result in the arrest of a suspect in connection with the murder of a businessman


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner North West

POTCHEFSTROOM - Members of a multi-disciplinary team, which was established after the ruthless murder of Ben Gumbi, made a breakthrough when they arrested a male suspect on Tuesday, 12 September 2023. The suspect was arrested in Germiston after attending a court case in which he is facing a charge of armed robbery.

Sibongiseni Ngubane, 33, appeared before the Rustenburg Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 14 September 2023. He was remanded in custody pending further investigation and is expected to make a second court appearance on Tuesday, 19 September 2023.

Gumbi (49) was gunned down by two males outside a restaurant in the Rustenburg Central Business District (CBD) on Wednesday morning, 23 August 2023. The suspects then fled the scene with a blue Volkswagen Polo car which was found a few minutes after the incident, abandoned at the Corner of Helen Joseph and Lourie Streets.

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena applauded the team members for their dedication which resulted in the arrest. Investigation into the matter continues.


Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone
082 496 9642


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