SAPS NEWS: Two Suspects Arrested Linked to the Vlakfontein Multiple Murder


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Media Statement from Gauteng Media CentreCorporate Communication and LiaisonSouth African Police Service

PARKTOWN: The management of police in Gauteng has commended the tireless efforts of the team that secured the swift arrest of a wanted suspect and his accomplice for the multiple murders in Vlakfontein. This comes after seven bodies were found at a house in Vlakfontein on 29 October 2018.

The provincial team investigating serious and violent crimes, on 1 November 2018, responded to information which led the team to Mpumalanga near the Lebombo border post. A 27-year-old male suspect was arrested and in his possession were bank cards belonging to two of the seven victims. On further investigation, a second suspect, a 61-year- old male, was traced and arrested in Dobsonville.

The 27-year old suspect will face additional charges of rape.  Both suspects will appear in court on Monday 05 November 2018.

"These arrests will go a long way in proving to those who continue to undermine the authority of the State and that police mean business when we say that we will prioritise cases against women and children. The investigating team must now ensure that the case is watertight towards a successful conviction," said Major General Max Masha, Acting Provincial Commissioner of police in Gauteng.

Members of the public are encouraged to continue to work closely with police by reporting crime and suspicious activities. The public can call the Crime Stop number 08600 10111.

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