Tebogo Msimanga |
Three men, aged 24, 27 and 31, are expected to appear before the Brits Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 12 April 2021 for alleged farm murder and possession of suspected stolen property. They were arrested on Thursday, 8 April 2021, in Shamburg informal settlement, near Hartbeespoortdam.
Colonel Adéle Myburgh said on Wednesday, 7 April 2021, the body of security officer, Samuel Maposa (41) was discovered by colleagues in a ditch, approximately 50 meters away from a storeroom in the farmyard in Haartebeespoordam.
“His lifeless body was found with multiple facial and head injuries, with hands and feet tied up.”
Myburgh said preliminary investigation revealed that two storage doors were forced open and some agricultural chemicals with an estimated value of R30 000.00 were missing.
“Information was received on Thursday, 8 April 2021, about individuals selling agricultural chemicals in Shamburg informal settlement. Acting on the received information, Hartbeespoortdam Crime Prevention Unit members arrested the first suspect at 01:30 in his house in Shamburg informal settlement.”
Colonel Myburgh added that the second suspect was found and arrested in his house in Shamburg informal settlement. The long arm of the law caught up with the third suspect at his place in Tornado Section, Bapong Village near Brits.
“The police seized suspected stolen property (agricultural chemicals), a Toyota Hilux bakkie that is suspected to have been utilized during the commission of the crimes as well as blood-stained clothes.”
North West Police Commissioner Sello Kwena commended the members’ efforts in making sure that alleged perpetrators are brought to book.