Two alleged gang-affiliated suspects that are said to have been terrorising the community of Riverlea in Langlaagte will, on Tuesday the 3rd of May 2022, be appearing before the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. They were arrested during intelligence driven operation by Provincial Organised Crime Investigations, Johannesburg District Crime Intelligence, Anti-Gang Unit as well as SAPS Langlaagte members in Riverlea on 29 April 2022.
Brigadier Brenda Muridili said during the arrest at the suspects’s hideouts, the police recovered clothing suspected to have been taken during an incident of murder in Riverlea in April 2022, where a man was shot and killed.
“The police also seized an unlicensed firearm and ammunition which has been identified as stolen in Johannesburg in January 2021. The firearm will be taken to the Forensic Science Laboratory for ballistic tests.”
One of the suspects has been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. He has been positively linked with two cases of murder that occurred in Langlaagte policing precinct. The other suspect is only positively linked to one of the two murders.