Five suspects arrested for alleged gang-related killing

The Police in Polokwane have yesterday arrested five (05) suspects aged between 15 and 16 following the brutal murder of a 27-year-old man. The incident took place on Saturday evening, 2019-02-23 in Flora park suburb.

The victim was later that evening taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Sunday 2019-02-24. The police were summoned and started with the initial investigations which led to the arrests.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the victim was assaulted by a group of people in the area. More arrests are expected.

The motive behind this incident is not clear at this stage as police investigations are still underway, but gangsterism may not be ruled out.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, may contact Sergeant Phillemon Ratsoma at 072 808 1188 or the Crime stop number on 08600 10111 or the crime Line SMS 32211 or the nearest Police Station.

Source: South African Police Service