Four suspects to appear in court for the murder of two ANC councillors

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended the arrest of four suspects allegedly responsible for the cold-blooded murder of two ANC Mogalakwena Councillors, Valtyne Kekana(54) and Ralph Kanyane (32) in 2019.

The suspects were arrested in the early hours of Tuesday 10 May 2022 in different locations at Sekgakgapheng, Moshate, Tshamahansi and Mokopane town.

Limpopo Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the two victims were sitting in a motor vehicle in Mokopane town on 23 July 2019 when the gunman allegedly approached and immediately started firing shots at them at point-blank. They both died at the scene. The assailant then fled on foot after the incident.

“Soon after the incident, a high level team of investigators led by the Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for Crime Detection, Major General Samuel Manala was appointed to investigate both murders.”

The four suspects aged between 40 and 51, will appear in the Mokopane Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 11 May 2022 facing charges of conspiracy to commit murder, two counts of murder and unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition. Police investigations are continuing.

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