JOHANNESBURG - Police have arrested two people in connection with the murder of Sergeant Simphiwe Sahluko in the Eastern Cape.
Police spokesman Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said the two were arrested at East London airport after they returned a rented vehicle used as a getaway from the crime scene on Sunday.
''Sahluko was apparently involved in an altercation with the suspects before they fatally shot him on Sunday. The team worked around the clock and traced the suspects to East London Airport,'' said Naidoo.
Sahluko, 42, was stationed at Beacon Bay police station and was off duty at the time he was murdered. Both suspects, aged 33, will appear in the East London Magistrate's Court on Thursday.
National police commissioner General Khehla Sitole commended the investigating team.