Cops ar­rest mur­der sus­pect in Stinkwa­ter

Afro Voice (KwaZulu Natal) - - Gauteng News - DIKELEDI MOLOBELA prov­inces@the­newage. co.za

PO­LICE have made a break­through in ar­rest­ing a 46-year-old sus­pect fol­low­ing the fa­tal shoot­ing of 35-year-old Dan Phiri in Stinkwa­ter, Ham­man­skraal on Sun­day.

Po­lice said in­ves­ti­ga­tions led to the sus­pect’s place of res­i­dence where he was ar­rested and he will ap­pear in the Moretele Mag­is­trate’s Court soon.

Mean­while, a sec­ond sus­pect in the mur­der of a 69-year-old woman was re­leased. On Satur­day Ratanda po­lice ar­rested the de­ceased’s daugh­ter and her son on sus­pi­cion of killing the pen­sioner.

The sec­tor ve­hi­cle re­sponded to the com­plaint of mur­der at Ma­chitje Street in Ratanda and found the vic­tim with a cloth in her mouth and her jer­sey tied around her.

“The hus­band to the de­ceased said that he found his wife ly­ing in a pool of blood he then called his son and they both called the po­lice.

“The pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that the daugh­ter whom the de­ceased had the pro­tec­tion or­der against, that states she is not al­lowed to enter the house or the premises was seen leav­ing the house a night be­fore the mother was found dead. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion led to the ar­rest to the daugh­ter of the de­ceased and her son,” po­lice spokesper­son Sgt Lerato Mn­gomezulu said.

Ratanda po­lice are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter and said they wel­comed any in­for­ma­tion that the com­mu­nity might have to help solve the case.

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