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Police arrest suspect in connection with five Khayelitsha murders

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the murders of five people in Endlovini, Khayelitsha.

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the murders of five people in Endlovini, Khayelitsha.

Published Apr 12, 2022

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CAPE TOWN - Western Cape organised crime detectives have arrested a suspect in connection with the murders of five people in Endlovini, Khayelitsha.

The man is set to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

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Police spokesperson Novela Potelwa said in protracted investigations into the recent Khayelitsha multiple murders, organised crime detectives arrested a suspect on Monday evening for the five Endlovini murders.

“The arrest was effected after police embarked on a tracing operation that led them to a home in Khayelitsha.

“The suspect will be facing murder charges linked to an incident where five people were shot and killed in New Monwabisi Park in Endlovini,” Potelwa said.

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She said that as part of the ongoing investigations into the murders, police are on the heels of other known suspects allegedly linked to the incident that occurred in the early hours of Monday, March 14.

Meanwhile in a separate investigation, 35-year-old Thando Shuba appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court last week following his arrest for his alleged involvement in a shooting where six people were killed in Enkanini informal settlement on March 20.

Police said three unknown gunmen fired shots randomly at the victims in Lindela Road.

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Police found the bodies of two women and four men between the ages of 22 and 27 strewn across two scenes about 200m apart. A sixth person died in hospital.

Anyone with information on the incidents can anonymously contact Crime Stop at 086 0010 111 or SMS Crime Line at 32211.

Cape Times

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