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Groblersdal - Police in Rakgoadi near Groblersdal have arrested three suspects aged between 24 and 41, including a married couple, for the murder of an Egyptian national in Ditholong village, Limpopo police said on Saturday.

The Egyptian man, aged about 40, was attacked, killed, and robbed of his motor vehicle by unknown suspects in October, Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoepe said.

"The police were notified and started with their initial investigations until the deceased was found killed and buried in a shallow grave in the bushes near the local river outside Leswena Game Farm.

"This gruesome discovery follows his disappearance since October 2017, which was  reported at Marble Hall police station where the search operation ensued."

The police hunt for the suspects involved in the brutal murder was conducted by a dedicated team of detectives and crime intelligence officers, who ultimately arrested three suspects, all residents of Ditholong village.

During the arrests, the dead man's car, which was already being resprayed, and the instruments allegedly used to kill him were recovered.

The suspects would appear in the Motetema Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of kidnapping, murder, robbery, and possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle, Ngoepe said.