Aid worker sus­pect held

Cape Times - - METRO - Okuhle Hlati

A SUS­PECT has handed him­self over to the po­lice over the killing of 20-year-old Gift of the Givers vol­un­teer Ameero­dien No­or­dien in Hanover Park last week.

No­or­dien was killed when he was caught in gang cross­fire last Fri­day.

Po­lice spokesper­son An­dré Traut said the sus­pect felt the pres­sure of in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cers and handed him­self in at the Philippi po­lice sta­tion yes­ter­day. “We are not rul­ing out that the sus­pect could be charged with more vi­o­lent crimes.”

A man­hunt was launched af­ter No­or­dien’s death.

Dev­as­tated Hanover Park res­i­dents hailed him a hero. He was a bread­win­ner and helped care for his mother Fa­tima, who is on dial­y­sis.

The ar­rest came three days af­ter Po­lice Min­is­ter Bheki Cele vis­ited the area and vowed his mem­bers would catch No­or­dien’s killers. The Gift of the Givers aid worker had just re­turned from the East­ern Cape, where they had taken wa­ter to drought-hit farms. |

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