Man in court on mur­der charge

Afro Voice (National Edition) - - NORTHERN CAPE NEWS - TNA RE­PORTER prov­inces@the­

A MAN, 19, will ap­pear in the Galeshewe Mag­is­trate’s Court to­day over charges of mur­der and house­break­ing with in­tent to steal.

Po­lice spokesper­son Capt Ole­bo­geng Tawana said the man was linked to the mur­der of an el­derly per­son in Kim­ber­ley.

“The sus­pect broke into the house and mur­dered the el­derly man and stole elec­tric ap­pli­ances in­clud­ing gro­ceries,” Tawana said. “The sus­pect was ar­rested on Wed­nes­day after he was seen sell­ing some of the elec­tri­cal ap­pli­ances be­long­ing to the de­ceased.”

Po­lice said they im­me­di­ately re­cov­ered some of the ap­pli­ances which were stolen from the de­ceased’s house after the ar­rest of the sus­pect.

Tawana said in­ves­ti­ga­tions were con­tin­u­ing into the case.

Mean­while, the po­lice in the prov­ince hailed Op­er­a­tion Phak­isa as a suc­cess in root­ing out crim­i­nal acts.

Spokesper­son Lt-Col Di­makatso Mooi said the aim of the op­er­a­tion was to ad­dress ma­rine re­lated crimes.

She said the dif­fer­ent stake­hold­ers such as gov­ern­ment de­part­ments and the state se­cu­rity agen­cies took part in the four day ac­tiv­i­ties.

“Dur­ing the op­er­a­tion, a num­ber of peo­ple were ar­rested for var­i­ous crimes such as the pos­ses­sion of rock lob­sters, pos­ses­sion of drugs and pos­ses­sion of dan­ger­ous weapons,” Mooi said.

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