The Police in Gauteng have confirmed that two suspects which were linked to the July 2022, Nomzamo capturing incident have been arrested.
One of many suspects was arrested in Johannesburg on Thursday by Nationwide Crime Intelligence officers, who was later linked to the Soweto tavern capturing.
“The suspect was handed over to Gauteng’s Homicide and Theft Investigating Workforce for additional dealing with. He then led the group to one in every of his accomplices who was arrested in Northern Cape on 23 September 2022,” stated Brigadier Brenda Muridili.
“The group proceeded to arrest two extra suspects, linked to a homicide case for an incident that occurred in Kliptown in October 2021 the place a Lesotho musician was killed. He’s additionally linked to a different homicide and tried homicide case that occurred in Orlando in Might 2022.”
The fourth suspect was arrested on a warrant of arrest for a double homicide incident that occurred in Doornkop in 2021, the place two Basotho nationals had been killed.
All 4 suspects will likely be showing on the Orlando Justice of the Peace’s Court docket on Monday, 26 September 2022.
The capturing came about on 10 July 2022, the place a bunch of armed males reportedly entered a neighborhood tavern and began capturing randomly, claiming the lives of 15 individuals.
Chatting with Newzroom Afrika following the incident, Gauteng Police Commissioner Elias Mawela stated preliminary investigations indicated armed suspect/s – who fled in a Toyota Quantum – opened hearth at patrons within the tavern whereas “they had been having fun with themselves”.
“Rapidly they heard some gunshots… others thought it was exterior after which once they noticed that some persons are dropping lifeless inside others pretended as if they’re additionally injured or lifeless,” he defined.
“The individual or individuals simply fired randomly in order that they didn’t goal anyone. It’s clear that these individuals had been decided… they needed to kill. For what cause no one is aware of [but] we are going to proceed with the investigations till we set up a motive.”