Suspects allegedly linked in the murders of SAMWU members arrested

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Limpopo Police Commissioner  Nneke Ledwaba and members of his management team are elated by the ultimate arrests and subsequent charging of two suspects allegedly involved in the murder of South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) members in Thohoyandou in January 2019.

A 50-year-old Tshimagadzo Timson Musetsho was shot while parking his car in the garage at Makwarela location, Thohoyandou on 24 January 2019 at about 20h30.

Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said Musetso later died in hospital. “Six days later, Ronald Mani also aged 50 at the time, was shot dead at Singo bottle store in Itsani on 30 January 2019 at about 19h40.”

Mojapelo said following these killings, the Provincial Commissioner appointed a high-level team of investigators led by the Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for Crime Detection Major General Samuel Manala to investigate both incidents.

“The suspects, aged 26 and 33, who are said to be brothers from Makwarela location, were initially arrested by the Tzaneen Tracking Team at Rwanda village under Letsitele policing area outside Tzaneen for possession of firearms and ammunition on Friday 19 March 2021.

Both suspects are linking to other crimes including murder, house robbery and kidnapping. They will appear in Thohoyandou magistrates’ court on Tuesday 06 April 2021.

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