News24 | Two arrested in connection with deadly New Year’s shooting in Soshanguve

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Two people have been arrested in connection with deadly New Year’s shooting in Soshanguve.

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The police have arrested two suspects, aged 30
and 33, in connection with the murder of four people who were shot in
Soshanguve on New Year’s Day.The two suspects will appear in court on
Thursday.Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi said the police
should leave no stone unturned and arrest those responsible.Two people were arrested on
Tuesday morning in connection with the fatal shooting of four people,
including a teenage girl, in Soshanguve, Block P, on New Year’s Day.

Gauteng police spokesperson
Colonel Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi said the two, aged 30 and 33, would appear in
court on Thursday on charges of murder.

News24 previously reported,
according to an internal police report, 80 empty rifle cartridges were found at
the scene as well as 19 cartridges from a 9mm firearm.

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi
congratulated the police, including the Hawks, for making the breakthrough in
the case.

“We are pleased that the
72-hour activation plan police activated has given them results.

“After being alerted of the
incident, I encouraged the provincial police to release all the resources we
have as the state.

“I have also implored
police to leave no stone unturned, get to the bottom of what transpired, and
ensure that everyone involved in this case is arrested,” Lesufi said.

The premier condemned the
killing of the four people.

After meeting with officers from
the Soshanguve police station, who gave him a picture of the high crime levels
in the area, he said this was an indication policing in the area should overhauled.

“This type of attack
characterises the area of Tshwane.

“The statistics of crime we
were given about crime in this area are shocking. There are 331 active cases
for this area; the numbers are shocking,” Lesufi added.

The four killed were identified
as Vuyolethu Ziwele, 14, Thandi Dlamini, 33, Phomolo Malakapatlo, 28, and
Constable Mpho Kgobotlo, 29.

They were killed after ushering
in the New Year.

A witness said the suspects were armed with rifles and wore black
bulletproof vests.


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