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Collaborative efforts result in the arrest of another suspect in connection with the murder of a Rustensurg businessman

African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner North West


POTCHEFSTROOM - Collaborative efforts of a multi-disciplinary team, consisting of Hillbrow Tactical Response Team (TRT), Rustenburg Crime Intelligence and Rustenburg Detectives, led to the arrest of another suspect in Johannesburg on Thursday evening, 16 November 2023, for the alleged murder of Ben Gumbi.

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 suspect, aged 29, will appear before the Rustenburg Magistrates' Court on Monday, 20 November 2023, on a charge of murder.

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena applauded the team members for their dedication and bringing the perpetrator to book to face the full might of the Law.

Colonel Adéle Myburgh
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