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News: Suspect arrested for the murder of Tshegofatso Pule

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Gauteng

Gauteng police have arrested a 31-year-old man suspected of having killed the late Tshegofatso Pule, a 28-year-old pregnant woman whose body was found stabbed and hanged in a veld in Roodepoort recently. Pule was laid to rest last week in Soweto.

Following a crime intelligence operation, the suspect was arrested on his way from Mpumalanga and will appear in the Roodepoort Court today.

Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela applauded the detectives for their swift response in the investigation into the death of the pregnant woman. As the investigations are still continuing, General Mawela appealed to communities for any further information that could lead to more arrests.

This arrest came swiftly after another suspect, a 50-year-old man was nabbed in Eldorado Park on Monday, 15 June 2020 in connection with the murder of a 42-year-old woman in Eersterust over the weekend. The team of detectives, crime prevention and Tshwane district task team followed information to where the suspect was hiding.

Gauteng police not only arrest the suspect in the Pule killing, but have also arrested suspects in connection with the attack that occurred at Jabulani hostel last week.

A multi-disciplinary team of detectives arrested two suspects in KwaZulu-Natal and recovered two firearms including an AK47.  The suspects led police to a further 5 suspects in Gauteng. The suspects in Gauteng were found with a further five firearms.

General Mawela has applauded the team for their prompt response in the matter.

Some of the suspects have been linked to other cases including murder.

We are appealing to people with information to can call the SAPS Emergency Number 10111 before a crime is committed or when a crime is in progress.

Callers that want to remain anonymous may contact SAPS Crime Stop on ‪08600 10111 or send a tip-off via MySAPS App which can be downloaded on any android or iPhone. All information received will be treated with confidentiality.

Other important contact details:
GBV Command Centre -‪ 0800 428 428
Childline Toll Free - ‪0800 055 555
Human Trafficking Hotline - ‪0800 222 777


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082 300 0531




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