Cape Town - Two brothers, aged 27 and 31, implicated in the murder of businessman Brian Wainstein have been arrested by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation's (Hawks) serious organised crime unit, the Hawks said on Sunday.
The two brothers were arrested on Saturday following "swift investigations", Hawks spokesman Captain Lloyd Ramovha said.
Weinstein, 45, was shot dead, reportedly in bed next to his wife and child, in the early hours of August 18 at their Constantia, Cape Town home.
"At the time of the incident, Wainstein’s wife explained that her husband had received a visit earlier that evening by two men requesting to speak to the deceased. Later on she was awoken by sounds of gunshots and realised that her husband was wounded in the chest," Ramovha said.
Wainstein was declared dead on the scene. The gunmen allegedly took three cellphones before they fled, leaving the wife and child unharmed.
Investigations by police led to the arrest of Fabian Cupido, 39, on October 10, for his alleged involvement in the murder. He remained in custody following a series of court appearances and was expected back in court on November 29. The brothers were expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday on a charge of murder, Ramovha said.
According to media reports at the time of his death, Wainstein was a "steroid kingpin", and was fighting extradition to the US where he was suspected of dealing in steroids worth millions of rand.
African News Agency