POTCHEFSTROOM – The vigilance by Potchefstroom Flying Squad members led to the apprehension of brothers, aged 30 and 38, late in the evening on Monday, 21 October 2019, for the alleged murder of a 26-year-old woman.
According to information available at police disposal, the members were conducting routine patrol in the Industrial area, close to Ikageng when they spotted a suspicious Volkswagen Polo Vivo on Jeppe Street. The police made U-turn and attempted to stop the vehicle. However, a car chase ensued after the driver failed to stop. It is alleged that the car was found under a tree at Opaal Street.
On searching the vehicle, the police discovered the body of a female. The brothers were then arrested for alleged murder. A preliminary investigation into the matter revealed that the woman was a 38-year-old suspect’s girlfriend. The latter was a resident of Ikageng Location outside Potchefstroom.
The suspects who are also residents of Ikageng Location will appear in the Potchefstroom Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 24 October 2019, facing a charge of murder.
The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane, expressed her shock about the incident. She applauded the police for ensuring that alleged perpetrators of this brutal act are brought to book to face the full might of the law.