Fifth suspect appears in court for murder, hijacking and business robbery

PORT ELIZABETH - Mount Road Cluster Detective Trio Task Team arrested another suspect allegedly involved in the murder, business robbery and hijacking which took place in Greenbushes on 27 December 2019

The 23 year old suspect was arrested at the Port Elizabeth magistrates' court on Friday, 10 January 2020, while he was appearing for a possession of drugs case. He will appear in court on Monday, 13 January 2020, on charges of murder, hijacking and business robbery.

It is alleged that on Friday, 27 December 2019 at about 20:08, the complainant (21) in the shop in Greenbushes Road in Greenbushes in Kabega Park area and was at the counter when suspects entered the shop. The males were armed and demanded money and goods from the complainant. The panic alarm was activated and immediately the security company responded. As the security guard entered, he grappled with the suspect that was closest to the door. Roderick Erasmus (49) shot at the suspects, injuring one of them. Suspects retaliated and fatally wounded Erasmus.

The latest arrest brings the total number of suspects in detention for the murder, business robbery and hijacking, to five.

Source: South African Police Service