The Hawks in North West Province arrested five suspects during the early hours of Wednesday in Logageng village for the alleged murders of Constable Simon Ngakaemang Ntsekeletsa (50) and Sergeant Mojalefa Horatius Molete (42), who were stationed at Mareetsane police station.
It is alleged that on 26 July 2021 around 9pm, the two police officers were on patrol duties with a state vehicle when they came across a vehicle loaded with suspected stolen goats.
Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso said the police reported the incident to the commander and mentioned that they would be bringing the suspect’s vehicle to the police station soon. However, the police officers never arrived at the police station and they could not be reached on both their cell phones nor the police radio.
“ A manhunt for the police officers was immediately launched. On 27 July 2021 the police were alerted by community members of bloodstains on the road leading to the police station”.
Rikhotso added that when the scene was visited, a knife and a police badge belonging to one of the deceased was found and a second badge was found near Mareetsane road. “Further investigations led the team to a burnt state vehicle wherein the bodies of the deceased police officers were discovered.”
The suspects will make their first appearance on 30 July 2021 in Ganyesa Magistrate’s Court on charges of murder, malicious damage to property and possession of a stolen firearm.